Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Yesterday's Supreme Court Arguments Regarding Simple Possession as an Aggravated Felony

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the consolidated cases of Lopez v. Gonzalez and Toledo-Flores v. United States. The issue, which affects a number of cases in this circuit, is whether a state felony conviction for simple possession of drugs is an aggravated felony, notwithstanding the fact that the same conduct would only be a misdemeanor under federal law.

How Appealing has collected links to articles about yesterday's argument here.

You can read a transcript of the argument here.


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