Monday, May 28th, 2018

CA2 Reverses Criminal Conviction of Immigration Lawyer: U.S. v. Gupta

"A lawyer's immigration fraud conviction has been vacated because of the trial judge's "intentional, unjustified" closure of the courtroom to the public during the entirety of voir dire.  In an unusual move, the original panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed itself after the full circuit heard the appeal of attorney Raghubir Gupta en banc and said closing the courtroom during jury selection violated the Sixth Amendment." – NYLJ, Nov. 14, 2012.