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NINTH U.S. CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS
Immigration Law
No circuit precedent has held that the text of 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1227(a)(2)(A)(ii) unambiguously foreclosed an interpretation that an alien will be deportable when he again commits an act, which, in and of itself, constitutes a complete, individual, and distinct crime, and then commits another such act, even though one may closely follow the other, be similar in character, and even be part of an overall plan of criminal misconduct.

Szonyi v. Whitaker - filed Feb. 13, 2019
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 15-73514
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United States v. Briones - filed Feb. 13, 2019
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 16-10150
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LACBA Celebrates Over 140 Years of Service to the Los Angeles Legal Community and Recognizes Past and Present Bar Leaders in Honor of Black History Month

Allen J. Webster   Allen J. Webster
Judge Allen J. Webster, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. At age two, he moved to South Central Los Angeles attending public and parochial schools. He attended Compton College and Pepperdine University receiving a B.S. Degree in Business Administration in 1963. He enrolled in the evening division at Southwestern University School of Law receiving a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1971.

In 1972 he started practicing law as an associate at English Square Law Center. From 1973 to 1985 he was a partner in the firm of Hairston, Webster and Johnson. In June, 1995 he became a commissioner for the Compton Judicial District and in April 2001 was appointed a judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court by Governor Gray Davis. He presides over a long cause felony trial court and is a former Assistant Supervising Judge for the South Central Judicial District.

He was President of the Langston Bar Association from 1982-1985; President of the California Association of Black Lawyers in 1986 and President of the National Bar Association from 1992-1993. He served on the Executive Committee of the Law Practice Management Section of the California State Bar as well as a Founding Committee Member of the Los Angeles County Bar’s Indigent Criminal Defense Committee and Panel. He served on the American Bar Association Task Force on Minorities and the Justice System; State Bar of California’s Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation and the Los Angeles County Solo and Small Law Firm Executive Committee. He is a Past President of Southwestern University School of Law’s Alumni Board and served as a Member of the Board of Trustees at the law school.

He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including Southwestern Alumnus of the Year Award 1994; National Bar Association Wiley Branton Award 2006, induction into the Hall of Fame for the Langston Bar Association and National Bar Association 2010 and 2012 respectively and Making a Difference through the Profession Award from the American Bar Association’s Solo, Small Firms and General Practice Division in 2013.

Judge Webster is currently active in the National Bar Association, American Bar Association, California Association of Black Lawyers, and the John M. Langston Bar Association. He is a founding member of the Association of African American California Judicial Officers, Inc. He also works very closely with the youths of the community, encouraging them to pursue their education, set and achieve their goals and strive to be leaders in a changing global society. 
 
 
 
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