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Sentencing – Obstruction of justice enhancement

U.S. Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit Criminal Sentencing - Obstruction of justice enhancement A criminal defendant who, by pretending to be mentally incompetent in an effort to delay or derail his prosecution, is guilty of an obstruction of justice within the meaning of section 3C1.1 of the federal sentencing guidelines. “The defendant’s second argument, which has greater ... ...

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Immigration – Asylum – Zimbabwe

U.S. Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit Civil Immigration - Asylum - Zimbabwe Where the BIA did not adequately consider whether more corroborating information was reasonably available, it was error to find that an asylum claimant failed to show past persecution. “Evidence of country conditions ‘cannot substitute for an individualized determination of an asylum or withholding claim,’ Zheng ... ...

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