Supreme Court Oral Argument Preview: The “War on Drugs” Meets Immigration Law (Again) in Moncrieffe v. Holder

Supreme Court Oral Argument Preview: The “War on Drugs” Meets Immigration Law (Again) in Moncrieffe v. Holder

"The question before the Supreme Court is whether a conviction under a state law that includes but is not limited to possession of a small amount of marijuana without remuneration may constitute an aggravated felony, notwithstanding that the record of conviction does not definitively establish that the immigrant was convicted for conduct that would constitute a felony under federal law." - Kevin R. Johnson, Dean and Professor of Law and Chicana/o Studies, and Mabie-Apallas Public Interest Law Chair, Univ. of California, Davis, School of Law, Sept. 24, 2012.

Oral argument is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.