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48 p. ; An outstanding student paper selected as a Honors Paper.


Part One of the paper provides the background of the plenary power doctrine and reviews the evolution of immigration law over the subsequent century in light of the doctrine. Part Two discusses the Ma and Zadyvdas decisions in the lower courts as examples of both the schizophrenic nature of immigration jurisprudence and evidence of the necessity for the Supreme Court to narrow the use of the plenary power doctrine.


University of New Mexico School of Law

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Student Paper



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