Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile and Criminal Justice

Habeas Corpus Resource Center v. U.S. Department of Justice

Non-profit organizations often rely on pre-enforcement challenges to protect individuals from unlawful regulations before such regulations cause widespread harm. Initiating judicial review of facially unlawful regulations before they are implemented has historically provided an essential check on administrative overreach. In response to a recent Ninth Circuit decision which articulated a new restrictive application of the ripeness doctrince, Juvenile Law Center joined with The Center for Reproductive Rights, The Southern Poverty Law Center, The National Health Law Program and other amici on an amicus brief filed in support of a petition for writ of certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States. Amici’s brief argued that the Ninth Circuit erred in dubbing petitioners’ and their clients’ claims unripe. The brief further argued that the Ninth Circuit’s reasoning undercuts the important work of non-profit organizations.

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