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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 1h 1m
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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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

Benno & Associates P.C.

Mr. Benno is an appellate and constitutional law attorney.

He began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, where he served in both the trial division and the appeals bureau. Upon leaving government service, Mr. Benno worked at a premier civil litigation law firm where he focused on civil rights matters in both state and federal courts. In 2009, Mr. Benno opened his own law practice.

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 the United States Courts of Appeal for the Second and Third Circuit. 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 constitutional law, appellate advocacy, and trial practice.

Mr. Benno has been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers for the last 8 years in the areas of First Amendment and civil rights law.

Mr. Benno received his B.A. degree with honors from Johns Hopkins University, and his law degree from Cornell Law School.

You can reach Mr. Benno at abenno@ameerbenno.com or at (212) 227-9300. Follow him across social media at @AmeerBenno.

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 JAG Corps of 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.


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!

Janice P.

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

Michael D.

Wonderful presentation

Thomas P.

Good lecture

Harrison S.

Experience presenter in field; well presented and understandable

Michele K.

thank you



Victoria L. B.

Very interesting and informative.

Deborah K.

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

Gerard M.

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Jessica G.

Very clear. Great presenter.

Mohammed Z.

excellent program

Lou Ann B.

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

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