Justices Agree To Define What Statements Can Nix Citizenship

Law360, New York (January 13, 2017, 7:38 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case that challenges whether naturalized U.S. citizens may be stripped of their citizenship in criminal proceedings based on immaterial false statements they made when applying for naturalization.

Divna Maslenjak, a Bosnian refugee, argues the Sixth Circuit erred and created a circuit split by affirming a lower court's finding that the U.S. government did not need to establish in a criminal proceeding that false statements she made in her citizenship application were material in order to strip her...
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