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Romeike Reply Brief 2-5-2013[1]

Romeike Reply Brief 2-5-2013[1]

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UNITED STATESCOURT OF APPEALS FOR THESIXTH CIRCUIT _______________________ UWE ANDREAS JOSEF ROMEIKE, )HANNELORE ROMEIKE,D.R.,L.R.,J.R.,C.R.,D.D.R.,
Petitioners,
))))))))Case No. 12-3641)
vs
. )))ERIC C. HOLDER, Attorney General,
Respondent
.)) _______________________ REPLY BRIEF OF PETITIONERS _______________________ 
 
Michael P. FarrisJames R. Mason IIIDarren A. JonesHome School Legal Defense AssociationOne Patrick Henry CirclePurcellville, VA 20132Phone: (540) 338-5600Fax: (540) 338-1952E-mail: michaelfarris@hslda.org
Attorneys for the Petitioners
 
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STATEMENT REGARDING ORAL ARGUMENT
The Romeikes disagree with the Government
s contention that oralargument would be unnecessary and unprofitable in this case. This case presentsimportant questions of law, involving not only the legal rights of homeschoolersand the applicability of international human rights law. Additionally, the questionarises whether the government may deliberately seek to counteract religiousminorities without persecuting its citizens, and whether the Board of ImmigrationAppeals
 
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deference.These important issues not only have important ramifications for futureasylum cases, but are all issues of first impression in this Circuit. The Romeikesrequest oral argument.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
STATEMENT REGARDING ORAL ARGUMENT ................................................ iTABLE OF CONTENTS .......................................................................................... ii
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