Thursday, December 07, 2006

More Aggravated Felony Action in the Supreme Court

Tuesday the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Gonzales v. Duenas-Alvarez, which presents the question "[w]hether a 'theft offense,' which is an aggravated felony' under the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(43)(G), includes aiding and abetting." Although, based on the oral argument transcript, it's unclear exactly what issues the Court will reach in this case. Suffice it to say that the Taylor/Shepard approach will likely figure prominently in whatever decision the Court makes, so you'll want to keep an eye on this case.

SCOTUSblog, as usual, has an oral argument preview here, and a recap here.


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