Castleman SCOTUS Decision Avoids Harming Immigrants

Castleman SCOTUS Decision Avoids Harming Immigrants

"The US Supreme Court ruled that an expansive definition of domestic violence should apply to firearms cases but notes that the ruling does not apply in the immigration law context, apparently recognizing ASISTA's arguments that its decision should not unwittingly harm immigrants (see footnote at page 7 of the decision).  Dan Kesselbrenner, Director of the National Immigration Project of the NLG, had this to say about today's decision from the Supreme Court on the Castleman case: "ASISTA's courage and creative legal thinking resulted in a Supreme Court decision in Castleman that did not make it easier to deport people. Thank you!"  Kudos to the team who worked on this brief: Grace Huang, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Dan Kesselbrenner, NIPNLG; Jonathan Moore, Washington Defender Association Immigration Project; Gail Pendleton, ASISTA; Ed Ramos and Ira Kurzban, Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt; Chris Rickerd, ACLU; and Manny Vargas, Immigrant Defense Project." - ASISTA, Mar. 27, 2014.