The U.S. Supreme Court began its new term this week and so far it has not added any crImmigration cases to its docket. In the last several years the Court has issued decisions in important cases affecting crImmigration practitioners and the clients they serve. Last term, for example, the Court issued Descamps v. United States affecting the categorical approach, Chaidez v. United States about the retroactive application of Padilla v. Kentucky, and Moncrieffe v. Holder about the drug trafficking type of aggravated felony.
It’s still very early on in the Court’s calendar so we may still see a crImmigration case on the docket. For now, though, the only immigration case that the Court has agreed to hear, Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio, No. 12-930, is about the Child Status Protection Act and is scheduled for oral argument on December 10, 2013. If the Court grants certiorari in a crImmigration case, I’ll be sure to discuss it on crImmigration.com.