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Law360, New York (October 18, 2016, 7:36 PM EDT) — The Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that even though a Northern Mariana Islands district court was not an Article III court under the U.S. Constitution, it was an Article IV territorial court and had the authority to try a Chinese immigrant for visa fraud.

In an opinion penned by U.S. Circuit Judge Consuelo M. Callahan, the appeals court rejected the argument made by Xiaoying Tang Dowai — referred to as Tang — that she was deprived of her constitutional right to an independent federal judiciary because the…

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