Sixth Circuit dismisses posthumous citizenship request for convicted Nazi guard Keith Herting at 2:55 PM ET
[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit [official website] on Wednesday refused to reconsider a decision to deny a posthumous appeal [JURIST report] to restore the citizenship of convicted Nazi guard John Demjanjuk [JURIST news archive]. Demjanjuk, a retired Ohio autoworker convicted of being an accessory to over 28,000 murders as a guard at a Nazi extermination camp, passed away in March [JURIST report] leaving his wife to assume the role of petitioner in his appeal. The appeals panel let stand the June decision [opinion, PDF] which found that following Demjanjuk's death there was no longer any effective remedy the court could issue.
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