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Supreme Court To Hear INA Aggravated Felonies Case

Law360, New York (June 29, 2015, 3:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the case of a man who said it should settle differences between the nation’s appellate courts over whether a state-level charge of attempted arson constitutes an aggravated felony under the Immigration Nationality Act.

The circuit courts are split on how to interpret the federal statute that defines aggravated felonies when it comes to state-level charges of attempted arson, with most attempting to discern Congress’ intent when the law was approved and only the Third Circuit interpreting the...
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