High Court To Hear Whether 'Crime Of Violence' Too Vague

By Allissa Wickham (September 29, 2016, 10:54 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday decided to hear a case over whether the definition of a "crime of violence," as applied through the deportation sections of immigration law, is unconstitutionally vague, allowing the justices to tackle an issue that's popped up in several appeals courts recently.

The justices took up Lynch v. Dimaya, a case involving a man from the Philippines who was convicted of residential burglary. An immigration board had ruled that a conviction for burglary was categorically a "crime of violence" — a determination that rendered him deportable under the Immigration and Nationality Act for having been convicted...

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