Friday, September 12, 2008

Hassan v. Chertoff (9th Cir. - Sept. 11, 2008)

Your last name is Hassan. You're from Pakistan. You've been living in the United States, and the DHS has treated you pretty shabbily (IMHO). You're trying to get back into the U.S. after being somewhat tricked into leaving (for Saudi Arabia), so you file an appeal. One more thing. You've been questioned about your ties to a group suspected of having links with terrorists.

You argue your appeal, wait a couple of months, and then discover that the court's opinion is published on . . . September 11.

Uh oh.