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Tuan Anh Nguyen v. INS

Docket No.: 99-2071
Argued: January 9, 2001
Decided: June 11, 2001

Topics:

Equal Protection, Civil Rights, 14th Amendment, 4th Amendment, Due Process, Equal Protection Clause, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Immigration and Nationality Act, Immigration and Naturalization, capital murder, disparate impact, disparate treatment, immigration, judicial review, life-without-parole, murder, patent, sex discrimination

Petitioner: Tuan Anh Nguyen
Respondent: INS

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 208 F.3d 528
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


533 U.S. 53 (2001)
Question:

Is 8 USC section 1409(a)'s statutory distinction, which imposes different requirements for a child's acquisition of citizenship depending upon whether the citizen parent is the mother or the father, consistent with the equal protection guarantee embedded in the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment?

Tuan Anh Nguyen v. INS
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 09, 2001

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for INS, 4 vote(s) against

Tuan Anh Nguyen v. INS
Case Documents

1Opinion in Tuan Anh Nguyen v. INS
2Opinion in Tuan Anh Nguyen v. INS
Additional documents for this case are pending review.