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SCOTUS: Naturalized citizen can lose citizenship in criminal proceeding based only on material false statement

Divna Maslenjak v. United States, USSC No. 16-309, 2017 WL 2674154 (June 22, 2017), reversing U.S. v. Maslenjak, 821 F.3d 675 (6th Cir. 2016); Scotusblog page (including links to briefs and commentary)

This case will be of interest to federal practitioners only. The Sixth Circuit had taken a position in conflict with the Seventh, United States v. Latchin, 554 F.3d 709, 712-15 (7th Cir. 2009). The Supreme Court rejects the Sixth Circuit’s conclusion, so the approach in Latchin stands. For more background, see the always-thorough Scotusblog case page and our post on the cert grant.

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