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Illegal reentry charge stands despite prior defective removal order (access required)

Because the defendant had notice of the charges against him; received notice of the date, time and place of his removal hearing; attended that hearing, where he had a fair opportunity to be heard by the immigration judge; and offered ...

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Despite faulty notice, defendant failed in attack on deportation (access required)

Despite the deficiencies in the initial notice to appear, the defendant appeared at the deportation hearing, did not argue he was denied an opportunity to be heard and did not offer a substantive argument that there was a reasonable probability ...

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Ex-employee fails to state claims against former employer and others (access required)

An 11-count discrimination suit brought by a former substance abuse counselor was dismissed because one defendant could not be sued and another was immune; the court did not have jurisdiction over some counts and others ran the statute of limitations, ...

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Firearm charge dismissed, based on new high court decision (access required)

The court found one count of defendants’ firearm convictions must be vacated following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Dimaya because there was no requisite “crime of violence” to support a guilty verdict. The defendants however, lost their bid for ...

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