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Kerry v. Din

Docket No.: 13-1402
Certiorari Granted: Oct 2 2014
Argued: February 23, 2015
Decided: June 15, 2015


Administrative Procedure, Due Process, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Immigration and Nationality Act, Immigration and Naturalization, habeas, immigration, privacy, public education, public schools

PartyNames: John F. Kerry, Secretary of State, et al. v. Fauzia Din
Petitioner: John F. Kerry, Secretary of State, et al.
Respondent: Fauzia Din

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 718 F.3d 856
Supreme Court Docket

John F. Kerry, Secretary of State, et al.
Fauzia Din
Question Presented:

1. Whether a consular officer's refusal of a visa to a U.S. citizen's alien spouse impinges upon a constitutionally protected interest of the citizen. 2. Whether respondent is entitled to challenge in court the refusal of a visa to her husband and to require the government, in order to sustain the refusal, to identify a specific statutory provision rendering him inadmissible and to allege what it believes he did that would render him ineligible for a visa.

Kerry v. Din

February 23, 2015

Listen to Oral Argument in Kerry v. Din
Vote: 5-4
Majority: Judgment Vacated, Case Remanded. Scalia, Chief Justice Roberts, Thomas
Concurring: Kennedy,Alito
Dissenting: Breyer,Ginsburg,Sotomayor,Kagan
Opinion By:

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Kerry v. Din
Case Documents

1KERRY v. DIN Oral Argument Audio
2KERRY v. DIN Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
3Slip Opinion in Kerry v. Din (Opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia)