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Malkandi v. Holder, No. 06-73491

In a petition for review of petitioner's application for withholding of removal under the Convention Against Torture, the petition is denied where the government met its burden of showing that it had "reasonable grounds" to regard petitioner as "a danger to national security," and thus the BIA's decision was supported by substantial evidence.

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted April 9, 2008

Filed September 19, 2008

Amended August 10, 2009


Opinion by Judge McKeown


For Appellant:

Frederic C. Tausend, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis, LLP, Seattle, WA

For Appellee:

Peter D. Keisler, Assistant Attorney General, Washington, DC

Michael P. Lindemann, Assistant Director, Washington, DC