Gorsuch Sides With Liberal Justices in Immigration Ruling

 wsj.com  4/17/2018 4:52:11 PM   Brent Kendall


WASHINGTON—Justice Neil Gorsuch joined liberal justices to provide the tie-breaking vote in a Supreme Court ruling Tuesday that said a federal immigration law requiring deportation for certain crimes was unconstitutionally vague.

The case, Sessions v. Dimaya, focused on a Filipino with permanent U.S. residency who had been convicted of burglary. The defendant, James Dimaya, argued that when Congress adopted deportation criteria for immigrants who committed violent crimes, it wrote some of the rules so loosely that they were...

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