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Scott E. Bratton Asked for Comment on Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Margaret W. Wong & Associates Partner Scott E. Bratton has long been recognized for his expertise in federal litigation, as it pertains to immigration and asylum law.  The 2013 case, Cece v. Holder, which Mr. Bratton argued successfully before the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, is only a recent fine example. When researching an article for the November 25, 2014 US Law Week "Eye on the Bench" Column, Bloomberg staff approached Mr. Bratton for comments on Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner, the first female judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Judge Rovner had herself been a refugee during World War II, and Mr. Bratton had successfully argued a case in the Seventh Circuit seeking to overturn a Board of Immigration Appeals ruling against recognizing a particular social group among refugees potentially eligible for asylum.

Mr. Bratton was quoted as saying that Judge Rovner "has a unique perspective on immigration issues, especially asylum cases, in light of her background."  That her compassion was rooted in her background  as a refugee.  He also said. "her decisions ... 'reflect her commitment to following the law.'’’

Mr. Bratton was pleased to participate in the article reviewing Judge Rovner's career.  "I have argued before many courts, and the bench at the Seventh Circuit is among the finest."


The referenced article is reproduced with permission from The United States Law Week, 83 USLW 784 (Nov. 25, 2014). Copyright 2014 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) <>