Immigration

  • February 17, 2016

    Legal Groups Fight To Keep Ruling Against Family Detention

    Legal groups that successfully challenged the Obama administration’s family detention policies fought back against the federal government’s appeal on Tuesday, telling the Ninth Circuit that a lower court correctly found that the government’s “no-release policy” had run afoul of a crucial settlement.

  • February 17, 2016

    American Airlines Seeks To Chuck $120M Muslim Bias Suit

    American Airlines Group Inc. urged a New York federal court Tuesday to dismiss a multimillion-dollar discrimination lawsuit from a group of friends who allege they were kicked off a flight because they looked Muslim, saying their claims are barred by international treaties.

  • February 17, 2016

    NY Orthotics Startup Discriminated Against Exec, Suit Says

    New York-startup Sols Systems Inc., a maker of custom shoe insoles, was slapped with a federal discrimination lawsuit Tuesday for allegedly singling out a former executive for harassment because of his age and Turkish national origin.

  • February 17, 2016

    Air Force Officer Extended Border Patrol Stop, Justices Told

    Two U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents told the U.S. Supreme Court that they are immune from a U.S. Air Force officer’s claim that a lengthy internal checkpoint stop violated his constitutional rights, saying his refusal to cooperate extended the interaction.

  • February 16, 2016

    Scalia's Death Likely Bars Precedential Immigration Block

    Justice Antonin Scalia was always expected to vote against President Obama's executive actions on immigration, and now experts say his absence from the court likely ensures that there will be no precedential ruling knocking down the policies.

  • February 16, 2016

    Fla. House Panel Advances Bill To Block Syrian Refugees

    A Florida House of Representatives subcommittee advanced a bill Tuesday that would bar state agencies from assisting with resettling refugees from the Middle East despite concerns that the legislation may be unconstitutional.

  • February 16, 2016

    States Passed 26% More Immigration Laws In 2015: Report

    State legislatures in 2015 enacted 216 laws related to immigration on matters such as education, employment and licensing, which amounts to a 26 percent increase from 2014, according to a report released on Tuesday by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

  • February 16, 2016

    Trump Can’t Duck Deposition Over Soured Restaurant Deal

    Donald Trump must sit for a deposition in his suit accusing celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian of wrongfully backing out of a planned restaurant venture over Trump's anti-immigrant public statements, a D.C. Superior Court judge has ruled.

  • February 16, 2016

    Reveal Names In Immigration Judge Complaints, DC Circ. Told

    The American Immigration Lawyers Association urged the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday to make the federal government cough up the names of immigration judges subject to official complaints, saying the public interest outweighed the privacy and “stigma” concerns.

  • February 16, 2016

    9th Circ. Upends Re-Entry Conviction Over Mexico Depositions

    A Mexican man found guilty at trial of attempting to illegally reenter the U.S. saw his conviction vacated Friday, after a divided Ninth Circuit panel ruled the lower court was wrong not to allow his wife and stepson be deposed in Mexico.

  • February 16, 2016

    US, Cuba Ink Deal Bringing Back Commercial Flights

    U.S. and Cuban transportation officials on Tuesday inked a deal to restore commercial flights between the two countries for the first time in over half a century, paving the way for a repeal of trade and border restrictions that have barred regularly scheduled flights to Cuba for decades.

  • February 15, 2016

    Scalia’s Rapid-Fire Questioning Transformed Oral Arguments

    The incisive, often biting, wit of the late Justice Antonin Scalia often elicited laughs in the courtroom and outrage from the public, but his presence on the bench forever transformed how advocates present their arguments to the country’s highest court.

  • February 15, 2016

    Justice Scalia Leaves His Mark In Biting, Clever Dissents

    Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Saturday after serving 29 years on the high court, once said that a good, hard-hitting dissent keeps you honest. By this metric, his fellow justices are honest indeed.

  • February 15, 2016

    Death Of Scalia Leaves High Court Docket In Limbo

    In the wake of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death Saturday at age 79, the fate of the high court’s pending cases — which involve hot-button topics like affirmative action, abortion, immigration, Obamacare and union fees — turns on whether the Senate will confirm a new justice this term or wait until a new president is elected, experts say.

  • February 15, 2016

    Scalia Leaves Mighty Legacy At High Court

    Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest serving active member of the U.S. Supreme Court who was best known for his keen wit, impeccable writing and staunch adherence to interpreting the Constitution according to its original meaning, died Saturday at age 79.

  • February 15, 2016

    GOP Attys Would Likely Back Srinivasan To Replace Scalia

    Politically moderate D.C. Circuit Judge Sri Srinivasan is considered among President Barack Obama’s top choices to replace the late Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and despite calls from the Republican party to block any nominee, experts say he will likely have strong support among elite GOP lawyers.

  • February 15, 2016

    Scalia's Originalism Shifted The Constitutional Debate

    Justice Antonin Scalia wrote many important opinions for the U.S. Supreme Court, but he may be remembered more for an achievement that transcends any particular case: his long, partially successful campaign to kill the so-called living Constitution and give the text what he saw as its original meaning.

  • February 15, 2016

    Scalia Took On Gun Control, Class Actions In Top Opinions

    Justice Antonin Scalia, known best for originalist legal philosophy and artful dissents, also made his mark during 30 years on the U.S. Supreme Court by leading majorities to curb gun control, block class actions and restrain environmental regulations. Here, Law360 looks at the conservative lion’s biggest majority opinions.

  • February 13, 2016

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies At 79

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who served on the nation’s high court for almost 30 years, died on Saturday, the court's chief justice confirmed.

  • February 12, 2016

    Ariz. Says ID Theft Law Not Illegal Anti-Immigrant Rule

    The state of Arizona and Sheriff Joe Arpaio urged the Ninth Circuit on Friday to reverse an order blocking a state law criminalizing theft of someone’s identity in order to get or keep a job, saying it’s been wrongly branded an anti-immigrant measure preempted by federal law.