U.S. Supreme Court Rules Noncitizens with Two or More Misdemeanor Possession Convictions are not Automatic Aggravated Felons

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This article summarizes the Supreme Court's decision in Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder, which settled a split among the federal Courts of Appeals regarding whether a second or subsequent offense for simple possession of a controlled substance is an aggravated felony under immigration law. Available online at http://www.thehoustonlawyer.com/aa_july10/page47.htm

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