Tuesday, January 5, 2010

IN THE NEWS: Lindsay Harrison of Jenner & Block

Human Rights USA would like to thank and congratulate Lindsay Harrison of Jenner & Block LLP for her determination and success in the case of Jean Marc Nken. The National Law Journal has honored Ms. Harrison with one of its 2009 Pro Bono Awards, given to "lawyers doing exemplary work upholding the principle that justice shouldn't be contingent on one's ability to pay." As our pro bono partner and the lead attorney on the Nken case, Ms. Harrison successfully argued before the Supreme Court that the 4th Circuit's standard for a stay of removal was unduly strict and incorrect as a matter of law. Human Rights USA brought the Nken case to the attention of Jenner & Block after the Board of Immigration Appeals rejected his bid for asylum earlier in the year.

We encourage our supporters to read the article to learn more about Ms. Harrison's achievements and the long process that brought Mr. Nken's case before the Supreme Court.

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