Justices Remand 16 Cases After 'Crime Of Violence' Ruling

By Kevin Penton (May 14, 2018, 4:27 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sent back to the lower courts 16 separate cases impacted by its April ruling in Dimaya v. Sessions, which found that part of how a "crime of violence" is defined in immigration law for purposes of deporting individuals is unconstitutionally vague.

The high court granted the petitions for certiorari filed in the cases — which were mostly sought by individuals contesting government victories in the lower courts — and sent them back to various appellate courts with instructions to further consider the cases' respective legal arguments in light of Dimaya, which determined that the legal...

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