Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Mar 31, 2010
|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.
- Clarifying the definition of an "aggravated felony" for immigration purposes
- Struggling to categorize recidivist drug possession
- Is recidivist possession always a felony for immigration purposes?
Briefs and Documents
- Brief for Petitioner Jose Angel Carachuri-Rosendo
- Brief for Respondent Eric Holder, Attorney General
- Reply Brief for Petitioner Jose Angel Carachuri-Rosendo
- Brief for Asian American Justice Center, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Asian American Institute, Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Banished Veterans, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, et al. in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for Organizations Representing Asylum Seekers as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, the Immigrant Defense Project, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the National Association of Federal Defenders and Families Against Mandatory Minimums in Support of Petitioner