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Law360, New York (September 2, 2016, 9:02 PM ET) — A Nepalese man has brought his quest for asylum to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that the immigration judge asked roughly 184 questions, thereby “essentially conducting the government’s examination for it.”

Dab Bahadur Bishwakarma, a citizen of Nepal, asked the high court in an Aug. 25 petition to review a March ruling from the Fifth Circuit in his asylum case, arguing that the immigration judge’s alleged assumption of a “prosecutorial role” established an unconstitutional “potential for bias.”

“Despite the prejudicial conduct of the IJ, the Board…

Source: Law360