Presiding Judges:

The Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

The Honorable Margaret J. Marshall, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

The Honorable Roy W. McLeese, District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Participating Teams:

The Rashid Rehman Memorial Team (Appellant)

  • Jose Alvarez
  • Miranda Jones
  • Tara Knoll, Oralist
  • Michael Linhorst
  • Mario H. Nguyen, Oralist
  • David Webb

The Daniel J. Meltzer Memorial Team (Appellee)

  • Luke Beasley
  • Benjamin Burkett
  • William Ferraro
  • Amanda Mundell, Oralist
  • Trenton Van Oss
  • William Winn, Oralist

Arguing Lash v. Peralta.


  1. Whether third-degree assault under Ames law, see Ames Rev. Stat. § 603-42(1), is an “aggravated felony” under the Immigration and Nationality Act, see 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43)(F).
  2. Whether an alien is subject to mandatory detention pursuant to 8 U.S.C. § 1226(c), where the alien is detained two years after her release from state custody.