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IJ Credibility Finding Faulty, Court Says (access required)

In assessing a Congolese citizen’s application for asylum under the Convention Against Torture, an immigration judge erred in finding his account of torture less than credible, based on alleged inconsistencies between petitioner and his former cellmate; the inconsistencies were more ...

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Tax Assessor, Officers Intruded on Curtilage (access required)

A district court erred in dismissing plaintiffs’ civil rights suit alleging government officials – a tax assessor who improperly came onto their property and then summoned two police officers when he observed marijuana plants – violated their Fourth Amendment rights ...

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Court Vacates Removal Order for ‘Theft Offense’ (access required)

A Honduran citizen’s prior Virginia conviction of unauthorized use of a vehicle was not a “theft offense” that would qualify as an “aggravated felony” under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43)(G); Virginia’s statute, Va. Code § 18.2-102, covers circumstances typically viewed as ...

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