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Kantoni v. Gonzales, 05-4135

Petition for review of an asylum denial is granted where the petitioner had demonstrated past persecution and the burden fell on the government to prove that she had no fear of future persecution in her home country of Togo.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 08/09/2006
  • Decided 08/28/2006
  • Published 08/28/2006


  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, COFFEY, and EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • David O. Lehman (argued), Chicago, IL, for Petitioner.

  • For Appellees:
  • Karen Lundgren, Department of Homeland Security Office of the Chief Counsel, Chicago, IL, Ann C. Varnon (argued), Robbin K. Blaya, Department of Justice Civil Division, Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, for Respondent.
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