Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Charles H. Camp argued the cause for appellants. With him on the briefs was Peter C. Hansen.
Melissa N. Patterson, Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, argued the cause for appellee. With her on the brief were Gregory G. Katsas, Assistant Attorney General, Jeffrey A. Taylor, U.S. Attorney, and Mark B. Stern, Attorney. R. Craig Lawrence, Assistant U.S. Attorney, entered an appearance.
Opinion for the Court filed by Circuit Judge BROWN.
United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.
BROWN, Circuit Judge:
America and China's tumultuous relationship over the past sixty years has trapped the inhabitants of Taiwan in political purgatory. During this time the people on Taiwan have lived without any uniformly recognized government. In practical terms, this means they have uncertain status in the world community which infects the population's day-to-day lives. This pervasive ambiguity has driven Appellants to try to concretely define their national...
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