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Case Name Wright v. Greene IM-CO-0006
Docket / Court 94-K-2883 ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Immigration
Case Summary
On December 14, 1994, Wright filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court in the District of Colorado, alleging he and his wife had been separated for nearly one and a half years due to her illegal deportation. Plaintiff requested a judicial determination that the deportation was illegal and that ... read more >
On December 14, 1994, Wright filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court in the District of Colorado, alleging he and his wife had been separated for nearly one and a half years due to her illegal deportation. Plaintiff requested a judicial determination that the deportation was illegal and that his wife be returned from Korea to the U.S. for further proceedings.

The government moved to dismiss the case. Plaintiff requested leave to amend his complaint.

The District Court (Senior District Judge Kane) denied the government's request for dismissal and granted plaintiff leave to amend the complaint, listing as plaintiffs his wife and a class consisting of "all persons who have in the past or may in the future be subjected to Denver Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) illegal procedures aimed at depriving them of their right to seek judicial review or judicial or administrative stay of deportation." Wright v. Greene, 910 F.Supp. 510 (D.Colo. Jan. 09, 1996).

Thereafter, the government filed a renewed motion to dismiss and several supplemental briefs in support of dismissal. On September 11, 2000, the District Court (Judge Walker D. Miller) granted defendants' motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction and for failure to state claim. Judgment was entered in favor of defendants and the case was closed.

Dan Dalton - 11/13/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Habeas Corpus
Immigration
Deportation - judicial review
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Habeas Corpus, 28 U.S.C. ยงยง 2241-2253; 2254; 2255
Defendant(s) Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
Plaintiff Description All persons who have in the past or may in the future be subjected to Denver Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) illegal procedures aimed at depriving them of their right to seek judicial review or administrative stay of deportation.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2000
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Threats to the Future of the Immigration Class Action
Washington University Journal of Law and Policy
By: Jill E. Family (Widener University School of Law)
Citation: 27 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 71 (2008)
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Docket(s)
1:94-cv-02883-WDM (D. Colo.) 09/11/2000
IM-CO-0006-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
1:95-cv-01545-WDM (D. Colo.) 09/11/2000
IM-CO-0006-9001.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Memorandum Opinion and Order 01/09/1996 (910 F.Supp. 510) (D. Colo.)
IM-CO-0006-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Kane, John L. Jr. (D. Colo.)
IM-CO-0006-0001
Miller, Walker David (D. Colo.)
IM-CO-0006-9000 | IM-CO-0006-9001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers McFee, Lane (Colorado)
IM-CO-0006-0001 | IM-CO-0006-9000 | IM-CO-0006-9001
Defendant's Lawyers Bither, Christine (District of Columbia)
IM-CO-0006-9000 | IM-CO-0006-9001
Gill, George E. (Colorado)
IM-CO-0006-9000
Hegarty, Michael E. (Colorado)
IM-CO-0006-0001 | IM-CO-0006-9000 | IM-CO-0006-9001
Norwood, Anthony W. (District of Columbia)
IM-CO-0006-9000 | IM-CO-0006-9001
Other Lawyers None on record

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