Monday, December 14, 2009
Three cases were granted today; description of issues comes from ScotusBlog, which also has links to briefs and opinions below:
Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder: Whether a person convicted under state law for simple drug possession (a federal misdemeanor) has been “convicted” of an “aggravated felony” on the theory that he could have been prosecuted for recidivist simple possession (a federal felony), even though there was no charge or finding of a prior conviction in his prosecution for possession.
Robertson v. U.S. Ex Rel. Watson: Whether prosecution for criminal contempt of a court created by Congress may be brought by a private individual in her own name