DOJ Thumbs Its Nose At Immigration Judge's Bias Case

Law360, New York (April 2, 2015, 6:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice tore into an Iranian-American immigration judge’s bid to keep her discrimination and free speech case alive in California federal court on Wednesday, claiming the judge had danced around key jurisdictional issues and hadn’t exhausted her bias claim in timely fashion.

In a sharp-tongued reply, the DOJ accused Los Angeles-based immigration judge Afsaneh Ashley Tabaddor of focusing on the merits of her case far too early in the ligation, in an attempt to “divert” the court’s attention from important jurisdictional matters tied...
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