Some cases are fairly simple.
You're a married couple from China. You are practitioners of Falun Gong. You've got a good (and credible) story of religious persecution by Chinese authorities. And you filed an affirmative asylum claim within a year of coming to the United States (i.e., the DHS didn't catch you).
Plus you've got Judge Reinhardt on the panel, and he writes the opinion.
In such a setting, you're going to be granted asylum.