Jennings V. Rodriguez
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Jennings V. Rodriguez
Jennings v. Rodriguez
Seal of the United States Supreme Court
Argued November 30, 2016
Reargued October 3, 2017
Decided February 27, 2018
Full case nameDavid Jennings et al. v. Alejandro Rodriguez et al.
Docket no.15-1204
Citations583 U.S. ___ (more)
138 S. Ct. 830; 200 L. Ed. 2d 122
Case history
PriorRodriguez v. Robbins, 804 F.3d 1060 (9th Cir. 2015); cert. granted, 136 S. Ct. 2489 (2016).
Detained immigrants do not have a statutory right to periodic bond hearings.
Court membership
Chief Justice
John Roberts
Associate Justices
Anthony Kennedy · Clarence Thomas
Ruth Bader Ginsburg · Stephen Breyer
Samuel Alito · Sonia Sotomayor
Elena Kagan · Neil Gorsuch
Case opinions
MajorityAlito, joined by Roberts, Kennedy (in full); Thomas, Gorsuch (except Part II)
Concur/dissentThomas, joined by Gorsuch
DissentBreyer, joined by Ginsburg, Sotomayor
Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.

Jennings v. Rodriguez, 583 U.S. ___ (2018), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that detained immigrants do not have a statutory right to periodic bond hearings.

The case was brought about by Mexican citizen and lawful U.S. permanent resident Alex Rodriguez. After a 2004 incident, he was detained on the grounds of 8 U.S.C. 1226, which states that under a warrant by the Attorney General immigrants may be arrested and detained while their case status is decided. Rodriguez challenged this justification in 2007 through habeas corpus, claiming immigrants had the right to a bond hearing without "prolonged" detention according to 8 U.S.C. 1225. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed his entry deciding detained immigrants had the right to a periodic hearing if one had not already been held after 6 months.

The Court of Appeal's decision was reversed by the Supreme Court in a plurality opinion after granting a writ of certiorari in June 2016.[1] Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the majority and concluded that no provision of 8 U.S.C. 1225 limits length of detention to six months, or suggests length of detention should be a factor when deciding on release of a detained immigrant.[2][3]


  1. ^ Liptak, Adam (27 February 2018). "No Bail Hearings for Detained Immigrants, Supreme Court Rules". The New York Times. p. A14. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ Jennings v. Rodriguez, No. 15-1204, 583 U.S. ___ (2018).
  3. ^ Note, The Supreme Court, 2017 Term -- Leading Cases, 132 Harv. L. Rev. 417 (2018)

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