CASE FILE

Vilis Arveds HāznersJudicial Review and Denial of Motion to Appeal

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We have reproduced, in full, the judicial review of the Hāzners case, which also includes denial of the OSI's motion to appeal the INS's loss.

We have highlighted and footnoted several passages but otherwise limited our commentary. The review limits itself to the essentials of the case and speaks for itself. Most potently, it rejects the government's position that donning a German uniform to fight against the U.S.S.R. denotes Nazi sympathies.

One might ask, what is the significance of a case laid to rest thirty-nine years ago? The Hāzners case continues to reverberate in the cottage industry of so-called exposés of "Nazis in America." Even today, activists and "investigative journalists" continue to indict the INS for "botching" the case against Hāzners and to vilify Hāzners as a war criminal who escaped justice—whereas the Judicial review completely negates any and all contentions that INS ineptitude caused Hāzners to "go free" as it considers all evidence as having been introduced into the record in its deliberations—and still finds for the defense.

Similar to the INS's brief, we have preserved pagination and look and feel and cross-referenced cited transcript pages to testimonies.

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