Supreme Court Reverses Deportation Ruling

WASHINGTON — Turns out, you shouldn’t get deported over possession of a sock — even if that sock is hiding prescription pills. The Supreme Court reversed an appeals court decision Monday in a case brought by the Obama administration against a man who was deported over using a sock to hide four Adderall pills…

Mellouli came to the U.S. in 2004 on a student visa. He finished college, earned two master’s degrees and became a legal permanent resident…

Being a legal permanent resident doesn’t make an individual immune from deportation — that person can still be removed from the U.S. under certain circumstances, including for some drug-related crimes. As Immigration and Customs Enforcement under President Barack Obama increasingly focused on deporting criminal offenders, drug offenses put even green card holders at greater risk of removal…

Only Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissented, arguing that Mellouli’s deportation was justified…

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