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Old 04-17-2018, 12:44 PM
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Default Gorsuch votes to narrow definition of violent crimes re:deportation

Trump Supreme Court pick sides with liberals in immigration ruling against administration

"The court's 5-4 decision — an unusual alignment in which new Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the four liberal justices — concerns a catchall provision of immigration law that defines what makes a crime violent. Conviction for a crime of violence makes deportation "a virtual certainty" for an immigrant, no matter how long he has lived in the United States, Justice Elena Kagan wrote in her opinion for the court."

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It's very refreshing to see Justice Gorsuch agree that burglary alone isn't a violent crime. I see his libertarian bent is showing, by siding with the liberals on this matter over the conservatives on the court. (To be fair though, he was only following the late Justice Scalia's precedent...)

My original felony was burglary as well, and the only reason I can't own firearms right now is because it's on Idaho's list of "violent" felonies prohibiting automatic restoration of rights upon completion of sentence. I have the faintest of hopes that this SCOTUS decision might eventually trickle down and cause the Idaho Supreme Court to take a second look at that statute laying out which felonies are considered "violent" as well...
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