Political Asylum

In a sharply worded opinion, the First Circuit vacated and remanded rulings by an immigration judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals that a Dominican political activist who was beaten, threatened with death, and whose home was invaded twice does not deserve asylum because this “did not rise above the level of harassment (and) unpleasantness.”

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Lehman Bros. Whistleblower’s Suit Sinks in First Circuit

(CN) – A Lehman Brothers employee who claims she was fired for whistleblower violations after she reported securities violations missed her filing deadline and couldn’t bring her lawsuit in federal court, a First Circuit panel held.

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