Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims judgment affirming the decision of the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board) denying petitioner's service-connection for an eye disability is affirmed as absent some challenge to the expertise of a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)expert, there are no statutory or other requirement that VA must present some affirmative evidence of a physician's qualifications in every case as a precondition for the Board's reliance upon that physician's opinion.
Appeal from: United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Decided September 8, 2009
For Appellee: Allison Kidd-Miller, Trial Attorney, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice.