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High court to hear Bay Area case over law requiring deportations

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear a Bay Area case over whether a federal law requiring deportation for noncitizens convicted of felonies involving a “substantial risk” of violence is unconstitutionally vague. On the opening day of their 2016-17 term, the justices granted review of the government’s appeal of a ruling by the federal appeals court in San Francisco that declared the law didn’t define its terms clearly.
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