Tag: Hague Apostille Convention

  • Case of the Day: Demirchyan v. Gonzales

    The case of the day is Demirchyan v. Gonzales (C.D. Cal. 2013). In 2005, the government ordered Arutyun Demirchyan deported for reasons that do not appear in the decision. In Demirchyan v. Mukasey, 278 Fed. Appx. 778 (9th Cir. 2008), the Ninth Circuit affirmed the Board of Immigration Appeals’s decision not to reopen the proceedings, […]

  • Case of the Day: Starski v. Kirzhnev

    Today’s case of the day, Starski v. Kirzhnev (1st Cir. 2012), is the appellate decision on one of my favorite cases of the day—I wrote about the District Court decision in my post of March 21, 2011. Here was my description of the facts: Vietnam owed a debt to Russia. Starski had connections in the […]

  • The Year In Review 2: New Parties To The Conventions

    This is the second in my “year in review” series of posts. For those of you who keep track of which states are parties to which conventions—a handy thing to do—here is a list of the new state parties to the various judicial assistance conventions we cover here at Letters Blogatory. Hague Service Convention Malta, […]

  • Case of the Day: United States v. Goodyke

    The Case of the Day, United States v. Goodyke (8th Cir. 2011), involves the misuse of an apostille. Goodyke and Robinson held unusual views about the government. They sold fraudulent “diplomatic immunity cards” to like-minded people, telling the buyers that the cards would allow them “to avoid paying taxes, and would entitle them to immunity from […]

  • Case of the Day: Starski v. Kirzhnev

    I chose the case of the day, Starski v. Kirzhnev (D. Mass. 2011), because it involves an area of international judicial cooperation we haven’t yet considered, namely, proof of the authenticity of a foreign official document so that it can be admitted in evidence in US proceedings. Vietnam owed a debt to Russia. Starski had […]