Divorce can be hard on the kids. Especially when the divorce was 40 years ago, the government doesn’t believe it happened, and your U.S. citizenship depends on whether it did. New York litigator Alexandra Tseitlin joins Short Circuit to discuss an unusual immigration case she recently won in the Third Circuit. Also, ineffective assistance of counsel claims are difficult to win. But they’re a bit easier when the lawyer is just obviously wrong about what the law means. Tori Clark of IJ walks us through a tragic story that got a bit better on appeal. And finally, we have a winner in our Most Beautiful Courtroom contest. We hope you don’t mind speaking in the library.

Jaffal v. ICE, https://www2.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/203148p.pdf

U.S. v. Freeman, https://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinions/194104A.P.pdf

Alexandra Tseitlin, https://www.tseitlinlaw.com/alexandra-tseitlin/

Tori Clark, https://ij.org/staff/tori-clark/

Anthony Sanders, https://ij.org/staff/asanders/