Kawashima v. Holder
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Nov 7, 2011
|Feb 21, 2012||6-3||Thomas||OT 2011|
Holding: Violations of 26 U.S.C. §§ 7206(1) and (2), which preclude making (or assisting in the making of) a false tax return, are crimes “involv[ing] fraud or deceit” under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43)(M)(i) and are therefore aggravated felonies for purposes of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1101 et seq., when the loss to the government exceeds $10,000.
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Judgment: Affirmed, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on February 21, 2012. Justice Ginsburg filed a dissenting opinion in which Justices Breyer and Kagan joined.
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Briefs and DocumentsMerits Briefs for the Petitioners
- Brief for Johnnie M. Walters
- Brief for the Asian American Justice Center et al.
- Brief for the National Immigration and Criminal Defense Organizations