It's an immigration decision authored by Judge Reinhardt. So, predictably, it . . . denies the alien's petition.
What?! As Michael Stipe (or the petitioner here) might say: It's the end of the world as we know it. Though the petitioner, unlike Stipe, probably doesn't feel fine about that.
Sure, Judge Reinhardt makes a lot of caveats and drops a lot of footnotes that are pro-petitioner in most cases. That's to be expected. But that a Reinhardt immigration opinion ends with "Petition Denied" isn't what you expect when you first start reading.
Old dog. New tricks.