In a civil lawsuit, the cover sheet that accompanies the complaint usually requires to select the "Nature of Suit".
The US Courts website provides a document called "Nature of Suit Code Descriptions" to help determine the right code for a specific civil complaint.
What would be the right case for a civil lawsuit filed against the Federal Government due to its failure to adjudicate a naturalization application within 120 days after the initial naturalization interview?
The complaint is based on 8 U.S.C. § 1447(b).
I first assumed, that the right code would be 462 - Naturalization Application.
However, the description from the Code Descriptions document above, says:
Title: Naturalization Application
Description: Action seeking review of denial of an application for naturalization [8 U.S.C. § 1447(b)] or alleging failure to make a determination regarding an application for naturalization [8 U.S.C. § 1421(c)].
That does not make sense... is there an error in that document? The description mentions the law section which I would like to refer to (8 U.S.C. § 1447(b)), but this law section does not deal with "denial of application", but with failure to adjudicate (i.e. make a determination regarding an application).
It is 8 U.S.C. § 1421(c) which actually deals with denial of application.