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.

Nijhawan v. Holder

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08-495 3d Cir. Apr 27, 2009
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Jun 15, 2009 9-0 Breyer OT 2008

Issue: Whether the petitioner’s conviction for mail, bank and wire fraud qualified as an aggravated felony under the immigration laws, the penalty for which is lifetime banishment from the country.

Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer on June 15, 2009.

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