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SCOTUS REVIEW: Jennings v. Rodriguez

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Produced on September 12, 2017

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Course Information

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

In this course, experienced constitutional practitioners Ameer Benno and Erica Dubno conduct an in-depth analysis of Jennings v. Rodriguez. Ameer and Erica will discuss the background of Jennings and will explore the intersection of immigration law and the U.S. Constitution, with emphasis on whether the federal government can constitutionally detain noncitizens – including criminal and terrorist aliens – indefinitely without a bond hearing.  

Additionally, they will pose the following questions:

  • If a bond hearing must be provided, when?
  • What standard must be met in order to for the noncitizen to gain release?  

Join Ameer and Erica as they address the issues at hand in Jennings, as well as the impact of the Court’s decision in the case.  


Learning Objectives:

  1. Grasp the background facts of Jennings v. Rodriguez
  2. Recognize the intersection of immigration law and the U.S. Constitution
  3. Become familiar with the “plenary power” doctrine
  4. Address the doctrine of “constitutional avoidance”


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Faculty

Erica Dubno

Fahringer & Dubno, Herald Price Fahringer PLLC

Erica T. Dubno worked with Herald Price Fahringer for 20 years. She is one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Erica Dubno has received awards for her appellate advocacy and, together with Mr. Fahringer, has drafted criminal and civil appeals in the federal Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Eighth and Ninth Circuits, as well as the United States Supreme Court, and in the New York Court of Appeals.

She has co-authored numerous articles with Herald Fahringer, as well as book reviews for the New York Law Journal. Erica Dubno graduated from Oberlin College and Brooklyn Law School with honors. 



Ameer Benno

Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP

An experienced trial and appellate lawyer, Ameer Benno litigates civil rights and personal injury matters for Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP. Ameer takes great pride in seeking justice for those who have been injured by the wrongdoing of others. His personal injury cases include premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, product liability, and construction accident cases. In his civil rights practice, Mr. Benno champions the rights of individuals who have been subjected to governmental abuses of authority. These cases range from police misconduct matters to prisoner rights cases, from unjust conviction claims to employment discrimination matters.

Ameer began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney at the esteemed Manhattan District Attorney's Office, where he served for several years in both the trial division and the appeals bureau. Upon leaving government service, Mr. Benno worked at premier civil litigation law firms where he focused on representing plaintiffs in personal injury and civil rights matters in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Benno is admitted to the New York and Connecticut state bars, and is admitted to practice in the federal courts of the Southern, Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of New York, as well as to the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

From 2006 through 2012, Mr. Benno was an adjunct professor at New York Law School, where he taught Appellate Advocacy and Legal Reasoning and Writing. Mr. Benno regularly lectures for bar associations and continuing legal education providers on topics having to do with trial practice, civil rights litigation, Constitutional law, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Benno has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and has been named a New York Metro Super Lawyer every year since 2012 in the area of civil rights law. Mr. Benno has also been selected for membership in the National Association of Distinguished Counsel as one of the “Nation’s Top Attorneys.” These are invitation-only organizations composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state who meet stringent qualifications. Mr. Benno is rated 10.0, the highest rating given, by the online lawyer rating service Avvo.com.

Ameer serves on the Civil Rights Committee, Federal Courts Committee, and Appellate Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. He is a member of the National Police Accountability Project, the First Amendment Lawyers Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (where he chairs the Civil Right Committee), and the Brooklyn Bar Association. He sits on the board of directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and is vice president of the Nassau Lawyers’ Association of Long Island.

In addition to his membership in professional organizations, Mr. Benno is a civic leader. He is the president of the Merrick-Bellmore Jewish Community Council, the board of directors of the Merrick Jewish Centre, and as a member of the Nassau County Police Commissioner's Community Council for the 19th Legislative District.  He is a member of the Nassau County Police Reserves, the Bellmore Kiwanis, the Bellmore Lions Club, and the Bellmore Historical Society.  He proudly serves as a First Lieutenant in the New York Guard. 

Ameer is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and Cornell Law School. He lives in Bellmore, NY with his wife, Gayle, and three daughters.



Reviews

LK
Linda K.

Maybe just too much information! I really enjoy these presenters. My favorites of the Lawline lineup. I wish they had even more courses to take!

JP
Janice P.

These are my favorite two practitioners for explaining any Constitutional Law issues.

MD
Michael D.

Wonderful presentation

TP
Thomas P.

Good lecture

HS
Harrison S.

Experience presenter in field; well presented and understandable

MK
Michele K.

thank you

NV
NOEL V.

Excellent

VB
Victoria L. B.

Very interesting and informative.

DK
Deborah K.

The Constitutional Law issues have been extraordinary presentations by these two attorney's.

GM
Gerard M.

good course

DL
DONALD L.

VERY GOOD PRESENTATION OF IMPORTANT CASE !

JP
Joe P.

good

JG
Jessica G.

Very clear. Great presenter.

MZ
Mohammed Z.

excellent program

LB
Lou Ann B.

Excellent speaker, presentation and written materials. The time flew listening to it.

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