Nijhawan v. Holder

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of petitioner.

Brief filed: 03/04/2009


Nijhawan v. Holder

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 08-495

Prior Decision

Decision below 523 F.3d 387 (3d Cir. 2008).


Whether to avoid raising constitutional doubt or to provide fair warning under the rule of lenity, 8 U.S.C. §1101(a)(43)(M)(i) (defining an offense that involves fraud or deceit in which the loss to the victim(s) exceeds $10,000) is a “dual use” statute requiring consistent interpretation in both criminal and immigration law contexts.

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Iris E. Bennett, Anjan Choudhury and Michael A. Hoffman, Jenner & Block LLP, Washington, D.C. and David A. Newman, Jenner & Block, New York, NY.