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Court Rejects Interpretation of Immigration Drug Law

Publication Date: 
December 06, 2006
New York Times
Linda Greenhouse

"New York Times" quotes Professor Jayashri Srikantiah, who heads the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic and who filed a brief on behalf of Jose Antonio Lopez, the immigrant whose Supreme Court appeal led to the decision, Lopez v. Gonzales, No. 05-547.

Professor Srikantiah said the decision was informed by “a sense of proportionality” and of the “real world consequences” of subjecting legal residents convicted of minor offenses to automatic deportation.