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dishonesty

Sometimes reading cases just makes me feel dirty when I see the academic dishonesty that goes on. Courts will take things out of context (much like law students, ha), manipulate language, and pick and choose “binding cases.” The best example…

ICE

We all know ICE has done terrible things to people, even US citizens and LPRs. And so I think the rallying cry should be: “Ice ICE, baby.” I came up with this while I was sort of listening to a…

conferences

I’ll be attending two conferences in the next month and a half, and I’m really excited about them. The one I’m going to this weekend is the Rebellious Lawyering conference at Yale. It’s a public interest law conference, and there…

participating in persecution

A recent case – Chen v. U.S. Atty. Gen., — F.3d —, 2008 WL 150205 (11th Cir. 2008) – discussed a woman’s application for asylum status. Chen lived in China and worked at a governmental family planning office. Her job…