DHS Must Speed Up Travel-Ban Doc Production, Judge Says

Law360, Washington (February 21, 2018, 10:39 PM EST) -- A D.C. federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to pick up the pace on a Muslim advocacy group’s Freedom of Information Act request for records of border searches of electronic devices of travelers subject to President Donald Trump’s contested travel ban.

Muslim Advocates, which suspects that Customs and Border Patrol's searches illegally discriminate against Muslims, had objected to the DHS’ proposal for a September 2018 production capped at 250 incident reports. Judge Tanya S. Chutkan shot down the cap entirely and ordered a pace of 275 pages per month — up from an estimated 175 —...

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