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The legal issue in this case was whether the special Naturalization rules for wartime veterans alter the general good moral character rules.  The procedural question was whether the Court of Appeals needed to give Chevron deference to the Agency’s interpretations.  The Court agreed with the National Immigrant Justice Center’s argument that it owed no Chevron deference to the Agency in Naturalization appeals, but held that good moral character was required notwithstanding Mr. O’Sullivan’s status as a wartime veteran, and that he was not exempted from any of the good moral character rules.
 
Read the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals opinion, 453 F.3d. 809 (7th Cir. 2006).

 
Read the opening brief, government response, and reply brief.