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On December 13, 2012, attorneys Kris Kobach and Garrett Roe attended oral arguments in the cases of Martinez v. City of Fremont and Keller v. City of Fremont before a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Kris Kobach argued for the City of Fremont.
Representing the landlord and tenant plaintiffs were attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund. Also arguing against the City was an attorney for the United States Department of Justice.
The federal District Court of Nebraska in Omaha has issued an important opinion in the consolidated cases of Keller v. City of Fremont and Martinez v. City of Fremont. The Court upheld most of Fremont’s pioneering citizen enforcement law, enacted by popular referendum in 2010, against twin lawsuits engineered by the ACLU and MALDEF. Read the full decision below.
Lozano v. City Of Hazleton Update: IRLI Brief Explaining the Impact of Chamber Of Commerce v. Whiting Filed in Third Circuit
On September 27, 2011 the City of Hazleton, Pennsylvania filed its brief explaining how the US Supreme Court’s recent decision in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting has invalidated the Third Circuit’s prior holding in Lozano v. City of Hazleton. In May 2011, the Supreme Court vacated the Third Circuit’s holding and ordered the appeals court to reconsider its decision in light of Whiting. Click on the attachment below to read the letter brief.