Waiting for Descamps: How the Supreme Court Might Save Your Crim/Imm Case

"The U.S. Supreme Court will issue a decision in the spring 2013 term in a criminal case, Descamps v. United States , that may have very beneficial implications for immigration cases. The issue relates to proper application of the categorical approach, which is the analysis used in federal proceedings...

Practice Advisory: Descamps v. U.S. and the Modified Categorical Approach

"This practice advisory covers: (1) the holding in Descamps; (2) why this criminal case is equally applicable to the categorical approach used in immigration proceedings; and (3) the decision’s potential implications for specific removal grounds." - By Dan Kesselbrenner, Isaac Wheeler...