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Law360, New York (December 10, 2015, 10:37 PM ET) — Plaintiffs in a case involving an immigration lawyer who alleges that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services had a pattern of not complying with Freedom of Information Act timing requirements have asked the Ninth Circuit for a rehearing en banc, saying the government’s appeal was premature.

James Mayock, an immigration attorney, and Mirsad Hajro, who claims his records were improperly held from him after he made an FOIA request to appeal the his denial of citizenship, told the appeals court Monday that the panel improperly exercised appellate…

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