Ralph Richardson, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Janet Reno, Attorney General of the United States; Dorismeissner, Commission, Immigration and Naturalizationservice; Robert Wallis, Acting District Director,immigration and Naturalization Service; United Statesimmigration and Naturalization Service; United Statesdepartment of Justice; and Executive Office of Immigrationreview, Defendants-appellants, 175 F.3d 898 (11th Cir. 1999)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit - 175 F.3d 898 (11th Cir. 1999) May 4, 1999

Thomas E. Scott, U.S. Attorney, Dexter A. Lee, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Adalberto Jordan, Miami, FL, David J. Kline, Deputy Director, Office of Immigration Litigation, Ernesto H. Molina, Jr., David V. Bernal, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, DC, for Defendants-Appellants.

Helena Marie Tetzeli, Ira Kurzban, Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger & Tetzeli, PA, Miami, FL, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (No. 97-3799-CIV-EBD); Edward B. Davis, Judge.

Before CARNES and HULL, Circuit Judges, and HENDERSON, Senior Circuit Judge.


The United States Supreme Court narrowly has restricted the circumstances in which a court of appeals can recall a mandate in a case. Calderon v. Thompson, 523 U.S. 538, 118 S. Ct. 1489, 1498, 140 L. Ed. 2d 728 (1998). In view of what the Supreme Court instructs in Calderon, we deny the Petitioner Richardson's "Application to Withdraw this Court's Mandate and Stay or Summarily Reverse its Decision in light of Reno v. American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, et al."

Since Richardson has filed a petition for certiorari in the Supreme Court, we would welcome, however, an opportunity to revisit our decision in Richardson v. Reno, 162 F.3d 1338 (1998), in light of the Supreme Court's decision in Reno v. American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, --- U.S. ----, 119 S. Ct. 936, 142 L. Ed. 2d 940 (1999) ("AADC "), if the Supreme Court should vacate our decision and remand for further proceedings in this case, which would automatically recall the mandate. Unless and until that happens, this Court lacks the authority to decide whether INA § 1252(b) (9) precludes jurisdiction, independently of INA § 1252(g), or any other issues arising in the wake of the AADC decision. 8 U.S.C. §§ 1252(b) (9) and 1252(g). See American-Arab, 119 S. Ct. at 943; Richardson, 162 F.3d at 1345-46, 1354, 1358 n. 99, 1373-74, 1377.