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Supreme Court Reverses Deportation Ruling For Man Who Used A Sock To Hide Prescription Pills
Posted on 2 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Turns out, you shouldn’t get deported over possession of a sock -- even if that sock is hiding prescription pills. The Supreme Court reversed an appeals court decision Monday in a case brought by the Obama administration against a man who... Read More

Supreme Court: Mellouli On Hold
Posted on 24 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Moones Mellouli, a Tunisian who had been living legally in the United States until he was deported for a minor drug crime, won one appeal to the Supreme Court this past June and on Friday moved into position potentially to win another. The Justices... Read More

Supreme Court Oral Argument Previews: Mellouli v. Holder
Posted on 13 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

REVISIONIST HISTORY: THE GOVERNMENT’S LATEST ATTEMPT TO IGNORE THE CATEGORICAL APPROACH IN MELLOULI V. HOLDER - By Alina Das RETHINKING REMOVABILITY FOR POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA (AKA A SOCK) - By Jennifer Lee Koh DRAWING OUTSIDE THE... Read More

Link to Transcript of Mellouli v. Holder Supreme Court Oral Argument
Posted on 14 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Supreme Court No. 13-1034, Jan. 14, 2015 See also: Supreme Court Oral Argument Previews: Mellouli v. Holder Read More

BREAKING: Supreme Court Tosses 'Adderall Sock' Deportation Case - Mellouli v. Lynch
Posted on 1 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The question presented is whether a Kansas conviction for using drug paraphernalia to store or conceal a controlled substance, §21–5709(b), subjects an alien to deportation under §1227(a)(2)(B)(i), which applies to an alien “convicted... Read More

S.C. Mellouli v. Holder Oral Argument Recap - Dean Kevin R. Johnson
Posted on 16 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[On Jan. 14, 2015] the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Mellouli v. Holder , a challenge to the removal of Moones Mellouli, a lawful permanent resident from Tunisia, based on a Kansas misdemeanor drug paraphernalia conviction for possession... Read More

Mellouli Update - Kevin Johnson
Posted on 18 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The “sock removal” case continues: Mellouli v. Lynch and compliance with the Court’s mandate "Last June, the U.S. Supreme Court provided Moones Mellouli, a lawful permanent resident who had been ordered removed from the United... Read More

Deferring to Itself? The Office of the Solicitor General’s Odd Argument in Mellouli
Posted on 5 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nancy Morawetz of NYU offers her thoughts on Mellouli v. Holder , an immigration case set for oral argument before the Supreme Court on January 14: "This Term, the Supreme Court will hear Mellouli v. Holder (Dkt. No. 13-1034 ) , its fourth case in... Read More

Immigration Cases Set for Supreme Court Oral Argument in 2015
Posted on 28 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Supreme Court has set oral argument in Kerry v. Din , which raises the issue of the scope of the doctrine of consular nonreviewability, for February 23. The Court previously had set oral arguments in Mellouli v. Holder , which involves the removability... Read More

Mellouli v. Holder Oral Argument Preview: Prof. Kevin R. Johnson
Posted on 5 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On January 14, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Mellouli v. Holder, one of several recent cases in which the Court has scrutinized the federal government’s efforts to remove a lawful permanent resident from the United States based... Read More