CHRZANOSKI v. ASHCROFT, 02-2531
Use of force is not an element of Connecticut General Statutes section 53a-61(a)(1), thus third degree intentional assault under Connecticut law is not a crime of violence under 18 U.S.C. section 16(a). The INS committed legal error when it removed plaintiff based on its determination that third degree intentional assault was a crime of violence under - 16(a).
- Decided 04/22/2003
- Published 04/22/2003
KATZMANN, Circuit Judge., Before: STRAUB, KATZMANN, and RAGGI, Circuit Judges.
United States Second Circuit
Katherine R. Goldstein (Paul A. Engelmayer, on the brief), Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, New York, New York, Michael G. Moore, Springfield, Massachusetts, of counsel, for Petitioner-Appellant Jaroslaw Chrzanoski.
John B. Hughes, Assistant United States Attorney (Jeffrey A. Meyer, Assistant United States Attorney, on the brief), for Kevin J. O'Connor, United States Attorney, District of Connecticut, New Haven, Connecticut, for Respondent-Appellee John D. Ashcroft.