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Djokovic Fiasco

| Jan 15, 2022 | Firm News |

I am a huge tennis fan. I am also a huge law fan. This week I spent a lot of time following the legal goings on in Australian regarding Novak Djokovic. The final decision won’t be rendered until later today, at the earliest. I am not predicting a result and I have no insights into Australian law, or immigration law for that matter. But I am struck with the unfairness of the reasoning of the Australian official who cancelled Djokovic’s visa. If the presence of Djokovic in Australia was a threat to Australian health because of his status as unvaccinated and his known position as an “anti-vax” advocate, his visa should never have been approved in the first place. But here, Djokovic was granted lawful entry and qualified for the visa at the time it was issued and he entered the country. Changing the rules to obtain a different result does not seem like due process as we know it in this country. Let’s see what happens.

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