Saturday, June 9th, 2018

CA9 on ‘Particularly Serious Crime’ – Blandino-Medina v. Holder

"We affirm the BIA’s decision concerning withholding of removal pursuant to the CAT, but vacate its decision holding that Blandino’s conviction under [Cal. Penal Code] Section 288(a) is a particularly serious crime per se, and remand to the BIA to consider the circumstances of the offense." – Blandino-Medina v. Holder, Apr. 10, 2013.  [Hats off to Madeline Feldon (argued), Amy VyHanh Nguyen (argued), and Prof. Evangeline G. Abriel, Santa Clara University School of Law!]