The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has rejected an effort by the family of John Demjanjuk to posthumously restore his U.S. citizenship.
The retired Cleveland area auto worker was convicted in Germany of being an accessory to more than 28-thousand murders at a Nazi death camp. He died in March. A three-judge panel on Wednesday ruled Demjanjuk's death made the case moot. The family says the U.S. Government withheld material that potentially would have been helpful at his trial.