Marshal E. Hyman '80
, prevailed in a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decision, which will have a significant impact for immigration practice. Applying the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Johnson v. United States
, which held that the Armed Career Criminal Act's residual definition of the term "violent felony" was void for vagueness, the Sixth Circuit held that the Immigration and Nationality Act's definition of "crime of violence" which expressly incorporates the 18 USC 16(b) definition of "crime of violence" is unconstitutionally vague. Accordingly, the court granted the petition for review, vacated the order of removal and remanded the case for proceedings consistent with its opinion. Read the full opinion here
. Hyman, founder of Marshal E. Hyman & Associates PC in Troy, earned his bachelor's degree from Oakland University in 1974.
October 3, 2016