Moncrieffe v. Holder
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Oct 10, 2012
|Apr 23, 2013||7-2||Sotomayor||OT 2012|
Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C. represents the petitioner in this case.
Holding: If a noncitizen’s conviction for a marijuana distribution offense fails to establish that the offense involved either remuneration or more than a small amount of marijuana, it is not an aggravated felony under the Immigration and Nationality Act.
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Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on April 23, 2013. Justice Thomas and Justice Alito filed dissenting opinions.
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