Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Argument preview: Growing pains in the mass incarceration and deportation movements


On SCOTUSBlog, Evan Lee previews a case that will be argued before the Supreme Court today that could have immigration consequences.   The Court will hear oral argument in Mathis v. United States, which Lee says is "likely to be the Term’s most important federal sentencing case, and its second-most important immigration case after United States v. Texas."   

The case involves the surprisingly complicated question of how to determine which state convictions qualify for federal mandatory minimum sentences and for removal under immigration law.   Read Lee's preview for the details.

UPDATE (APRIL 27):  Here is Evan Lee's recap of the argument.



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