Supreme Court Review 2016/2017 TERM
SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017
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Issue:  Plea deal leading to deportation

Lee v. United States

16-327

QUESTION(S) PRESENTED

Whether it is always irrational for a noncitizen defendant with longtime legal resident status and extended familial and business ties to the United States to reject a plea offer notwithstanding strong evidence of guilt when the plea would result in mandatory and permanent deportation.

DECISION

Fully Briefed and Argued
Awaiting Decision

PROCEEDING BELOW

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Decided June 8, 2016