Ramadan v. Gonzales, 03-74351
In the context of asylum applications and the scope of jurisdiction under the Real ID Act to review an agency decision under 8 U.S.C. section 1158(a)(2), a federal court of appeals' jurisdiction over "questions of law" as defined in the Real ID Act includes not only "pure" issues of statutory interpretation, but also application of law to undisputed facts, or mixed questions of law and fact.
- Argued 08/12/2005
- Submitted 07/25/2006
- Decided 02/22/2007
- Published 02/22/2007
Before HARRY PREGERSON, MICHAEL DALY HAWKINS, and SIDNEY R. THOMAS, Circuit Judges.
United States Ninth Circuit
Amos Lawrence, San Francisco, CA, for the petitioners., Lucas Guttentag, Jennifer Chang, Oakland, CA; Lee Gelernt (argued), Omar C. Jadwat, New York, NY; Mary Kenney, Washington, D.C., for amici curiae American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Immigrants' Rights Project and American Immigration Law Foundation.
Peter D. Keisler, Richard M. Evans, Carl J. McIntyre, Jr., David J. Kline, Bryan S. Beier, Washington, D.C., for the respondent.