Another Justice Sotomayor criminal procedure opinion out today, in a technical deportation case about whether possession of 1.3G of marijuana constitutes an aggravated felony and thus is deportable, Once again, the good justice gets it right (not deportable). She is proving herself to be the primary voice of reason on the Court in the area of criminal procedure. And I am liking her more and more. She won me over last year with her concurrence in US v Jones, the GPS case.
The opinion – not one I’d recommend for light reading – is Moncrieffe v Holder, available at http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/11-702_7kh7.pdf