No. 09-50529.

652 F.3d 1113 (2011)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Walter Edward BAGDASARIAN, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed July 19, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ezekiel E. Cortez (argued), San Diego, CA, for the defendant-appellant.

Kyle W. Hoffman, Assistant United States Attorney (argued), Karen P. Hewitt, United States Attorney, and Bruce R. Castetter, Assistant United States Attorney, San Diego, CA, for the plaintiff-appellee.

Opinion by Judge REINHARDT; Partial Concurrence and Partial Dissent by Judge WARDLAW.


REINHARDT, Circuit Judge:

The election of our first black President produced a campaign with vitriolic personal attacks and, ultimately, sentiments of national pride and good will. The latter was short-lived on the part of some, politicians and non-politicians alike, and the vitriol continued as President Obama's term of office commenced. To those familiar with American political history, none of this should...

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