Friday, December 03, 2010

Javhlan v. Holder (9th Cir. - Dec. 3, 2010)

It's "Dissent Friday" today on the Ninth Circuit.  A day in which each of the last three published opinions involves a 2-1 decision.  Each with a dissent by the most conservative member of the panel.

Judge Ikuta dissents in this case, an immigration opinion (asylum) authored by Judge Pregerson and joined by Judge Dorothy Nelson.  The second case is the one I mentioned earlier today -- Peterson -- in which Judge Randy Smith dissents from an opinion authored by Judge Betty Fletcher and joined by Judge Thomas.  The third is Milovanovic -- the latest installment in the avalanche of recent "honest services" cases -- in which Judge Fernandez dissents to an opinion by Judge Kleinfeld joined by Judge Clifton.

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