A federal judge rules that plaintiff's travel expenses are not traceable to the consulate's denial of his fiancee visa.
Law, INA 214.2(k)(2), and regulations, such as 9 FAM 41.81 N6.4, require that petitioner and beneficiary must have met within the 2 years prior.
Now, you know that in so far as the federal government as defendant is concerned, federal court ruling mean nothing. Remember, how mob bosses accused Corleone of having judges in his pocket. Guess who has the judges in pocket here!