by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/18/18, 10:42 am
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday that part of federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants convicted of violent crimes is too vague. In something of a surprise, conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the court’s four liberal members in striking down the provision. Further unexpected was the majority justices’ reliance on a 2015 opinion written by conservative stalwart Justice Antonin Scalia. It was one of the last opinions he wrote before his death in 2016. The current case involved a legal immigrant facing deportation over burglary charges.