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United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Jose Antonio GONZALEZ-VALENCIA, aka Jose Antonio Valencia Gonzalez, Defendant-Appellee.

No. 19-30222

Decided: February 28, 2023

Before: Danny J. Boggs,* Milan D. Smith, Jr., and Mark J. Bennett, Circuit Judges. Richard C. Burson (argued), Assistant United States Attorney; William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney; Office of the United States Attorney; Yakima, Washington; for Plaintiff-Appellant. Paul E. Shelton (argued), Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho, Yakima, Washington, for Defendant-Appellee.


In light of the intervening en banc decision in United States v. Bastide-Hernandez, 39 F.4th 1187 (9th Cir. 2022) (en banc), cert. denied, No. 22-6281, ––– U.S. ––––, ––– S.Ct. ––––, ––– L.Ed.2d ––––, 2023 WL 350056 (U.S. Jan. 23, 2023), we vacate our opinion in United States v. Gonzalez-Valencia, 3 F.4th 1208 (9th Cir. 2021), reverse the district court's dismissal of the indictment, and remand for proceedings consistent with Bastide-Hernandez.

With this order, the panel unanimously votes to deny the petition for panel rehearing. Judge M. Smith and Judge Bennett vote to deny the petition for rehearing en banc, and Judge Boggs so recommends. The full court has been advised of the petition for rehearing en banc, and no judge requested a vote on whether to rehear the matter en banc. Fed. R. App. P. 35. The petition for panel rehearing and rehearing en banc, filed August 3, 2021, is DENIED. No further petitions for panel rehearing or rehearing en banc will be entertained.


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