DC Circ. Declares Foreign Student Work Rule Fight 'Moot'

Law360, New York (May 13, 2016, 2:06 PM EDT) -- Just days after a new foreign student work rule took effect, the D.C. Circuit on Friday threw out a technology union's challenge to a similar 2008 regulation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, saying the case was moot now that the challenged rule is no longer active.

In brief per curiam judgment, a panel for the D.C. Circuit tossed the closely-watched appeal brought by the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers, saying a challenged 2008 rule that extended a work program for some students with science and technology degrees isn't active anymore.

"The challenges to the 2008 Rule raised by plaintiff...

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