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Ninth Circuit on collateral attack, due process, waiver of appeal rights: U.S. v. Melendez-Castro

"Defendant Antonio Melendez-Castro appeals his conviction under 8 U.S.C. § 1326(b) for illegal reentry into the United States after being deported. Melendez-Castro challenges his conviction based on a collateral attack of the underlying removal order. We hold that a defect in Melendez-Castro’s...

Collateral Estoppel IJ Victory in Seattle

Devin Theriot-Orr writes: "From IJ Tammy Fitting in Tacoma. The decision reopens a 1996 Anna Ho deportation order based on a 2011 habeas corpus decision from the E.D. Wash. holding that the deport order violates due process. Some nice language on collateral estoppel. The real take away from this...