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Nijhawan v. Holder
No. 08-495


    Manoh Nijhawan v. Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General


    Immigration Law


    Whether the penalty of life time banishment for conviction of an aggravated felony
    may be imposed upon a lawful permanent resident under Section 101(a)(43)(M)(i)
    of the Immigration & Nationality Act of 1952 as amended (the ''Act''), 8 U.S.C. §
    1101(a)(43)(M)(i) when he was not convicted of the required loss?

    Whether the rule of lenity or narrow construction should be applied to resolve an
    ambiguity in a deportation statute created by both the dissenting opinion below and
    well-reasoned decisions from other Circuits including the Circuit where the alien's
    conviction occurred?



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Counsel of Record

For Petitioner:

Thomas E. Moseley
Newark NJ

For Respondent:

Elena Kagan
Solicitor General
United States Department of Justice
Washington, DC


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