In , in a little-noticed case,
Kawashima v. Holder,
Supreme Court ruled (6–3) that tax evasion — at least when it involves
“fraudulent or deceitful conduct” and results in a loss of $10,000 or more
to the government — is a crime that justifies the government deporting you
even if you are an otherwise legal resident alien.
A retired pharmacist and “won’t pay” movement sympathizer — named Dimitris
Christoulas, but referred to in the Greek press, for reasons I don’t
understand, as “77chronos” (“77yearold”) — killed himself in Syntagma
Square, the location of many of the recent protests of the “indignants.”
He left a note decrying the devaluation of his pension, saying “I find no
solution but a dignified end, before I have to start looking through the
garbage for my food.” Greek protesters are comparing this to the
Bouazizi, which is credited for triggering the
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