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Sheriff Joe v. Barry O.

On January 15, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider in conference whether to take up the case of Arpaio v. Obama, No. 15-643.  This is a challenge to the effective nullification of large portions of immigration law through nonenforcement.  The D.C. Circuit dismissed on standing.  See my prior post.

The certiorari petition is here.  The SG's brief in opposition is here.  Sheriff Joe's reply was filed December 30, but I haven't found it online.

The petition, by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, has 10 questions presented.  Not the way I would have done it, but we all have our own style.

On the same conference list, presenting largely the same issues, is United States v. Texas, No. 15-674.  Texas won in the Fifth Circuit at the preliminary injunction stage.  SCOTUSblog's case page has the pertinent documents.  In this case, the Solicitor General is the petitioner.  Unlike us mere mortals, the SG gets a large portion of his certiorari petitions granted.  That's good for Sheriff Joe, because if they take one it makes it considerably easier to take the other.

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