Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-60 5th Cir. Mar 31, 2010
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Jun 14, 2010 9-0 Stevens OT 2009

Holding: The Court held that a minor drug offense is not automatic grounds for deportation of a legal immigrant.

Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice John Paul Stevens on June 14, 2010. Justice Scalia and Thomas each filed an opinion concurring in the judgment only.

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