Monday, August 23, 2010

Rodriguez v. Holder (9th Cir. - Aug. 23, 2010)

We generally don't deport people on the basis of having a tiny amount of marijuana for personal use.

But the Ninth Circuit holds that this rule doesn't help Dan Rodriguez. He gets kicked out. The rule only applies when you have only a single offense, not when (as with Dan) there's more than one.

So back to Cuba for you, Dan. Or anyplace else that'll take you.

P.S. - To be clear, this opinion is not about USD's former Dean of the same name.