US Supreme Court issues 2 opinions

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Negusie v. Holder - An alien who fears persecution in his homeland and seeks refugee status in this court is barred from obtaining that relief if he has persecuted others.  The Board of Immigration Appeals determined that the persecutor bar applies even if the alien's assistance in persecution was coerced or otherwise the product of duress.  The US Supreme Court reversed that holding as the BIA misaplied the Fedorenko case in making its interpretation.

Summers v. Earth Island Institute - concerns standing to challenge Forest Service regulations.


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