Sessions v. Dimaya Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument for Sessions v. Dimaya, a re-argument from the previous term when there were only eight justices, due to the death of Justice… read more

Sessions v. Dimaya Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral argument for Sessions v. Dimaya, a re-argument from the previous term when there were only eight justices, due to the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. The case focuses on immigration law. James Dimaya came to the U.S. as a teen in 1992 as a lawful permanent resident. Through his adult years he had run-ins with the law and later pleaded no contest to residential burglary charges. In 2010, the Homeland Security Department used the convictions against him, calling them violent crimes, and began the removal proceedings. At issue was whether a “crime of violence” under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) for deportation proceedings is unconstitutionally vague.

On April 17, 2018, the Court ruled 5-4 that the definition of a “crime of violence” used in deportation sections of immigration law is unconstitutionally vague. Justice Gorsuch, who replaced Justice Scalia, joined the majority of Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan, and Sotomayor close

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Program ID:
432594-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 13, 2017 | 5:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Apr 18, 2018 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Oct 13, 2017 | 5:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 16, 2017 | 1:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 17, 2017 | 4:41am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 17, 2017 | 9:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 18, 2017 | 3:23am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 18, 2018 | 12:24am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 18, 2018 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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