Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Najmabdi v. Holder (9th Cir. - March 9, 2010)

How do you feel about deporting to Iran a 60-year old woman who's been in the U.S. for the last 23 years?

If it matters, she's Westernized, has never committed a crime, studied fashion design while in the U.S., and is a small business owner who designs Western style clothing for Iranian women.

Here's what the Ninth Circuit does.

Judge Milan Smith writes the majority opinion. Judge Bybee joins. Judge Pregerson dissents.

Which may give you a hint as to how the case comes out.