Jennifer Koh Writes for Online Symposium on Mellouli v. Holder (Pending Before SCOTUS)

In an online symposium hosted by a leading blog on criminal and immigration law,, Professor Jennifer Koh has weighed in with her thoughts on Mellouli v. Holder, a case currently pending before the United States Supreme Court. In her entry, Rethinking Removability for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (aka a Sock), Professor Koh discusses the application of the categorical approach – the methodology used by the courts to determine the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. She urges the Supreme Court to find that the noncitizen’s one-time conviction for possession of drug paraphernalia (in this case, a sock) should not have formed the basis of a removability finding. In law review articles published in the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal and Florida Law Review, Professor Koh has written extensively regarding the categorical approach and on the intersection of criminal and immigration law.