Ohio Judge Incites Backlash For Reporting Defendants To ICE

Law360 (January 27, 2020, 7:20 PM EST) -- An Ohio trial judge is facing backlash from lawmakers and advocacy groups after admitting to a local news outlet that he calls U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement when he suspects a defendant in his courtroom lacks legal status.

Court of Common Pleas Judge Robert Ruehlman told Cincinnati news station WCPO that he calls ICE "10 to 20" times a year to run the names of defendants he believes may be unauthorized to live in the U.S.

"I call ICE in a minute. I have no problem calling ICE," he told the news station, according to a Thursday story.

"I do. I do...

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