Full 9th Circ. To Review ‘Habitual Drunkard’ Immigration Case

Law360, New York (October 17, 2016, 7:23 PM EDT) — The full Ninth Circuit has decided to rehear an immigration case over a provision that blocks so-called habitual drunkards from being deemed to have good moral character, roughly seven months after a panel held it unconstitutional.

Ledezma-Cosino v. Lynch will be reheard by the full, en banc appeals court, according to its Oct. 12 ruling, after a split panel, on equal protection grounds, deemed unconstitutional an Immigration and Nationality Act section that says “habitual drunkards” should not be viewed as people with good moral character….

Source: Law360