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Ragoonath v. Holder

Petition for certiorari denied on June 23, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1083 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether 18 U.S.C. § 656 is a crime “involving fraud or deceit” for purposes of the Immigration and Nationality Act’s definition of aggravated felony where the criminal statute does not contain either of these terms, but instead describes categorically a pure theft offense; and (2) whether, assuming that elements of an intent to defraud or to injure may be read into the statute, these are distinct mental states that render the statute divisible, such that 18 U.S.C. § 656 cannot categorically be classified as a fraud or deceit crime.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 5 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 10, 2014)
Apr 2 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 12, 2014.
Apr 10 2014Brief amicus curiae of Catholic Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. filed.
May 12 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including May 14, 2014.
May 14 2014Brief of respondent Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General in opposition filed.
May 30 2014Reply of petitioner Mintra Ragoonath filed.
Jun 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 19, 2014.
Jun 23 2014Petition DENIED.
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