FARRAForeign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998
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In 1998, Congress enacted FARRA, section 2242(a) of which implemented the United States's nonrefoulment obligations under Article 3 of CAT.
After a complicated procedural back-and-forth between the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit, the district court eventually dismissed his habeas petition for want of subject matter jurisdiction, finding habeas foreclosed by FARRA.
A unanimous Third Circuit panel reversed, holding, as the First and Second Circuits had before it, (22) that section 2242(d) of FARRA was in no material way different from the statutory provisions at issue in St.
24) The court disagreed, concluding that "the proper starting point is the question whether FARRA deprives the District Court of habeas jurisdiction, not whether it grants it.