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CA9 on Conviction, Finality: Planes v. Holder

Majority - "Every circuit that has given a reasoned opinion on the interpretation of “conviction” in 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(48)(A) has reached the same conclusion as the panel does here, namely, that “[t]he term ‘conviction’ means, with respect to an alien, a formal...

Door Is Open to Unfair Deportation, Judges Say

"The 9th Circuit will not convene an 11-judge panel to review the deportation of a Filipino man with a criminal record, though several judges say the current decision "inexplicably" ignores the fact that the immigrant is still appealing his sentence. "The consequence is that...