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Legal news from Monday, June 1, 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday in Mellouli v. Lynch that an immigrant's conviction for concealing unnamed pills in his sock did not trigger removal under under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The INA provides that non-citizens may be deported if they are convicted of violating "any law or regulation of …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett that a debtor in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding may not void a junior mortgage lien under §506(d) when the debt owed on a senior mortgage lien exceeds the current value of the collateral if the creditor's claim is both secured …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Monday in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. in favor of a Muslim woman who was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch. The question before the court was whether an employer can be liable under Title VII of the Civil …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday in Elonis v. United States that negligence is not enough to support a conviction for communicating a threat. In this case the court was asked to consider whether a conviction of threatening another person over interstate lines under 18 USC § 875(c) requires proof that the …

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