Tuesday, May 18, 2010

End of an Era - SCOTUS Closing Its Front Door

The United States Supreme Court is closing its iconic front doors - the ones that say "Equal Justice Under Law."

Thereafter, visitors will be relegated to a side door for processing through a central screening facility.

Of course, the First Amendment to the United States Constitution still brings with it the right to access the courts, it's just now it will be through a side door, making this the ultimate for Post 9-11 America, since side doors are traditionally used for prisoners.

Here is the News Link

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision extends Lujan Exception Under FFOA to Under the Influence Convictions

The Ninth Circuit recently held that first-time offenders convicted of using or being under influence of controlled substance and granted relief under California Penal Code section 1203.4 are eligible for same immigration treatment as those whose simple drug possession convictions are expunged under FFOA.

Here is the decision:

Rice v Holder