SCOTUS Decision in Voisine May Have Effects on Immigration Law

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In Voisine v. United States, 579 U.S. __ (2016), the Supreme Court held that a conviction for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence prohibits possession of a firearm. Courts may interpret the decision to broaden the definition of a “crime of violence,” which would have an effect in the immigration context.