Home Menu ↓
Clicking on our sponsor links helps insure continued free access to this website.
Please support our efforts by visiting our sponsors:


Reyes Mata v. Lynch

Docket No.: 14-185
Certiorari Granted: Jan 16 2015
Argued: April 29, 2015
Decided: June 15, 2015


AEDPA, Immigration and Nationality Act, habeas, immigration, ineffective assistance of counsel

PartyNames: Noel Reyes Mata v. Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General
Petitioner: Noel Reyes Mata
Respondent: Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Citation: 558 Fed.Appx. 366
Supreme Court Docket

Noel Reyes Mata
Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General
Question Presented:

Given that the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals have conclusively and affirmatively held that they have jurisdiction over denials by the Board of Immigration Appeals of requests to equitably toll motions to reopen, the question presented is: Whether the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals erred in this case in holding that it has no jurisdiction to review Petitioner's request that the Board equitably toll the 9O-day deadline on his motion to reopen as a result of ineffective assistance of counsel under 8 C.F.R. Section l003.2(c)(2).

Reyes Mata v. Lynch

April 29, 2015

Listen to Oral Argument in Reyes Mata v. Lynch
Vote: 8-1
Majority: Judgment Reversed, Case Remanded. Kagan, Chief Justice Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor
Dissenting: Thomas
Opinion By:

Warning: Use of undefined constant caseTitle - assumed 'caseTitle' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/supremec/public_html/supremecourtobserver.com/code/sofunctionsndb.php on line 1147

Reyes Mata v. Lynch
Case Documents

1MATA v. LYNCH Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
2MATA v. LYNCH Oral Argument Audio
3Slip Opinion in MATA v. LYNCH (Opinion by Justice Elena Kagan)