Civil Procedure Keyed to Marcus
United States v. Mendoza
Mendoza (Respondent) argued that the United States immigration office in the Philippines was closed between October 1945 and August 1946, which excused his delay in filing. In his argument, Respondent relied on a 1975 district court holding that sixty- eight Filipino war veterans were entitled to naturalization despite delay due to the closure of the immigration office in the Philippines. The court of appeals held that the government was estopped to relitigate the issue.
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