John F. Kerry, Secretary of State, et al., v. Fauzia Din
Court Type: U.S. Supreme Court
Status: Closed (Judgment)
Last Update: January 20, 2015
What's at Stake
Whether a U.S. citizen can obtain judicial review of a consular decision to deny her spouse a visa.
The Supreme Court ruled in 1972 that a U.S. citizen can challenge the government’s denial of a visa to an invited foreign speaker to determine if it is supported by a “facially legitimate and bona fide reason.” The question in this case is whether the same judicial review is available to a U.S. citizen challenging the exclusion of a non-citizen spouse on national security grounds. The ACLU submitted an amicus brief supporting judicial review and pointing out the critical role it has played in limiting unlawful ideological exclusions.
John F. Kerry, Secretary of State, et al., v. Fauzia Din - Amicus Brief
John F. Kerry, Secretary of State, et al., v. Fauzia DinLegal Documents
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Date Filed: 01/20/2015
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