August 26, 2002

THE SIXTH CIRCUIT HAS RULED that deportation hearings must be public. Note: The two actual Court of Appeals judges on this panel, Damon Keith and Martha Craig Daughtrey, are among the farthest-left on the Sixth Circuit. (The other is a district judge sitting by designation, about whom I know nothing). This suggests that an en banc rehearing is more likely than otherwise, but I haven’t read the opinion closely enough to base that on substance; I’m just going by the panel.

UPDATE: Here’s a story from today’s (Tuesday’s) Washington Post.

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