Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
ARGUED: Benjamin Ross Winograd , IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE APPELLATE CENTER, LLC, Alexandria, Virginia, for Petitioner. Robert Michael Stalzer , UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., for Respondent. ON BRIEF: Brian Boynton , Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Stephen J. Flynn , Assistant Director, Office of Immigration Litigation, Civil Division, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., for Respondent.
Petition for review granted; reversed and remanded with instructions by published opinion. Judge Diaz wrote the opinion, in which Chief Judge Gregory and Judge Thacker joined.
DIAZ, Circuit Judge:
The United States' war in Afghanistan required regional allies willing to aid the effort. One such ally was Shaker Ullah, a Pakistani businessman who sold supplies to coalition forces. This invoked the wrath of the Pakistani Taliban, which demanded exorbitant payments from Ullah under threat of death. Ullah repeatedly refused...
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