Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Bona v. Gonzales (9th Cir. - Sept. 30, 2005)

Sometimes -- often -- you don't actually need to read most of the opinion to see where the panel's going. This one is a perfect example. Just read the first three pages. Oh my. It's an immigration case in which the INS is trying to remove an alien. And the court's so, so, so going to let her stay here.

You can't read the first three pages -- which have utterly nothing to do with the law, and instead recite only the facts -- and not know where the panel's going to come out. And for those who are confident that the INS only moves to deport those people who totally deserve it, indeed take a gander at those facts. It's not pretty.