The Ninth Circuit has remanded its seminal prolonged detention case, Rodriguez v. Marin, to the District Court for further proceedings. The case was remanded to the Ninth Circuit from the Supreme Court, who reversed the Ninth Circuit’s statutory construction, but who left open the possibility that the Constitution compels regular bond hearing for immigration detainees.

On remand, the District Court must address:: (1) whether the class certified by the district court should remain certified for consideration of the constitutional issue and available class remedies; (2) whether classwide injunctive relief is available under 8 U.S.C. § 1252(f)(1); (3) whether a Rule 23(b)(2) class action (a) remains the appropriate vehicle in light of Walmart Stores, Inc. v. Duke, 564 U.S. 338 (2011), and (b) whether such a class action is appropriate for resolving Petitioners’ due process claims; (4) whether composition of the previously identified subclasses should be reconsidered; (5) the minimum requirements of due process to be accorded to all claimants that will ensure a meaningful time and manner of opportunity to be heard; and (6) a reassessment and reconsideration of both the clear and convincing evidence standard and the six-month bond hearing requirement.

The full text of Rodriguez v. Marin can be found here: