9th Circ. Overturns Precedent In Mexican Torture Case

Law360, New York (March 27, 2015, 7:59 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, on Friday revived a petition for deferral of removal under the Convention against Torture by a Mexican man who says he was tortured by Mexican judicial police, overruling four of its prior precedential decisions.

In a decision penned by Circuit Judge Richard A. Paez, the appeals court granted a petition for review under the CAT by Roberto Curinsita Maldonado, who claims that Mexican judicial police repeatedly tortured him every time he was removed to Mexico and forced him to participate...
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Case Information

Case Title

Roberto Maldonado v. Eric Holder, Jr.

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

May 18, 2009

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