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Law360, New York (August 31, 2016, 8:17 PM ET) — The Second Circuit on Wednesday gave a Nigerian national a second chance to argue that he was unlawfully detained by the U.S. Marshals Service after he completed a criminal sentence and before he was deported.

The appellate court panel held that because Jason Shola Akande is representing himself, the case law underlying his claims is “unsettled” and the specific facts in the matter appear to be “complicated,” he should have another chance to amend his complaint against the government agency at the District of Connecticut, which…

Source: Law360