Jenner & Block



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The question before the U.S. Supreme Court in Nken v. Holder was a technical one: what standard should courts use in granting stays to asylum seekers while they appeal their deportation orders. But for Jenner & Block's client, Jean Marc Nken, who fled his native Cameroon allegedly to avoid further persecution based on his political activities, how the high court answered would potentially be the difference between life and death. Nken's asylum case had been denied by the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit declined his request for a stay of deportation pending appeal.

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