The Ninth Circuit shouldn’t view the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to side with the Trump administration in the travel ban case as a cue for greenlighting the executive branch’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, attorneys representing the University of California, a California county and several immigrants told the court Monday.
Vermont said Tuesday it has received a termination notice from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, saying it is shutting down the Vermont Regional Center for immigrant investors after an alleged scheme to defraud EB-5 visa holders who invested millions of dollars in the state’s Jay Peak ski resort.
The American Immigration Council asked a D.C. federal court Monday to force U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hand over their immigration enforcement records, claiming the agencies illegally failed to respond to the nonprofit’s Freedom of Information Act request.
In D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump turned to a U.S. Supreme Court nominee who built a reputation on the court for fighting government overreach — making him the favorite of the Republican legal establishment.
The federal government got a scolding Monday from U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee as she refused to modify the so-called Flores agreement’s protections for immigrant children in an order that called the bid a “cynical attempt to shift responsibility” for immigration law from Congress to courts.
President Donald Trump’s announcement of D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday night quickly generated strong reactions across Capitol Hill as senators on both sides of the partisan divide braced for a battle over the future of the Supreme Court.
Texas and nine other states urged the D.C. Circuit on Friday to reverse a District of Columbia federal court’s ruling that temporarily paused a federal agency’s policy of barring the facilitation of abortions for unauthorized detained minors, saying the U.S. Constitution does not cover the teens.
President Donald Trump called Judge Brett Kavanaugh a "judge's judge" when he named him Monday as his pick to succeed retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. As all eyes turn to the Senate for what is expected to be a bruising confirmation process, here are the opinions to know.
California federal courts on Monday began a new policy of holding large group hearings for immigrants facing misdemeanor charges of illegal re-entry into the United States, in an effort to streamline the proceedings and cut down on caseloads that have ballooned under the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy.
President Donald Trump on Monday nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a 12-year veteran of the D.C. Circuit, to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
An Iranian-American woman is suing the U.S. government in Massachusetts federal court on claims it has unreasonably delayed her brother-in-law's visa application for over a decade, and arguing that her family has suffered as a result of the Trump administration's "confusing" immigration policies.
The U.S. Department of Justice told a California federal court Monday that it will have reunited only about half of the immigrant children under age five with their families by Tuesday after they were separated from their parents at the U.S. border, missing a court-ordered deadline.
The Tenth Circuit told an immigration court on Friday to rehear arguments from a Bangladeshi citizen that he faced religious persecution back home, finding that the Board of Immigration Appeals had abused its discretion when it denied the unnamed petitioner's motion to reopen his case.
Challenges to the Trump administration's immigration policies — including its attempts to separate noncitizen families at the border, end certain programs offering deportation relief and undermine so-called sanctuary policies — have swept federal court dockets in recent months with no sign of slowing down. Here, Law360 looks ahead at the biggest ongoing immigration cases.
President Donald Trump is expected Monday night to name his choice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy. The nomination will give the president his second chance to name a justice to the high court in less than two years, setting up a high-stakes political battle likely to consume the legal world and the nation in the months to come.
Immigrants left undocumented after their visa applications are rejected could face removal proceedings immediately upon the denial, under a set of updated guidelines published by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Thursday evening.
A California federal judge on Friday kept intact the deadlines for the Trump administration to reunite families who have been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, despite the government’s protests that more time was needed to confirm parentage through DNA testing.
An immigration advocacy group on Thursday urged a Texas federal court to toss a lawsuit by Texas and seven other states challenging the legality of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program because the states and the federal government agree DACA should be nixed.
Conflict has reignited between a group of California-based companies and a Chinese investor who accused them of running an EB-5 visa scam, with the alleged fraudsters saying the investor flouted a nondisparagement clause in the parties’ $1.1 million settlement and urging a federal judge not to enforce the deal.
The Third Circuit has declined to revive a case brought by a convicted sex offender challenging an immigration law that prevented him from sponsoring his wife for permanent resident status, ruling the law did not violate his right to marriage and the court did not have the authority to override U.S. Department of Homeland Security guidelines around waiving the rule.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Pereira v. Sessions hands a victory to immigrants at a time when the executive branch is aggressively seeking to dismantle existing protections within immigration law. It also includes intriguing hints about the court’s waning affection for Chevron deference, says professor Rachel Rosenbloom of Northeastern University.
Legal industry compensation practices are once again in the news as BigLaw firms continue to match the new high watermark of $190,000 for first-year associate salaries. The typical model of increasing associate salaries uniformly fails star associates, the firms they work for and, ultimately, the clients they serve, says William Brewer, managing partner of Brewer Attorneys & Counselors.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Rosales-Mireles v. United States. Read together with the court’s 2016 decision in Molina-Martinez v. United States, this opinion establishes a presumption that a defendant is entitled to resentencing whenever a district court makes a clear error in calculating a defendant’s U.S. Sentencing Guidelines range, says Taylor Crabtree of Ellis & Winters LLP.
Each day, Americans learn more details about the horrors of the new federal policy of separating and detaining migrant children away from their parents. As mothers and attorneys, we have a particular revulsion to this policy and we will not let this unconscionable practice stand on our watch, say Tovah Kopan and Erin Albanese of Lawyer Moms of America.
While some may say it’s ironic, it’s also embarrassing and enraging that the very industry that offers anti-harassment training, policies and counsel now finds itself the subject of #MeToo headlines. The American Bar Association recommendation that will bring about the greatest change is the call to provide alternative methods for reporting violations, says Beth Schroeder, chair of Raines Feldman LLP's labor and employment group.
In a profession notoriously averse to change, it should come as no surprise that there is skepticism about the value of having attorneys perform nonbillable tasks. But U.S. law firms have slowly begun to incorporate knowledge lawyers into their operations — and the trend is likely to continue, says Vanessa Pinto Villa of Hogan Lovells.
In advance of their weeklong July 4 recess, members of Congress are pursuing a busy legislative schedule, focused on the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act and other appropriations bills, reform of export controls, immigration and border security, and the farm bill authorization, says Layth Elhassani of Covington & Burling LLP.
For close observers of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the June 8 release by the U.S. Department of Justice of over 50 FARA advisory opinions was a watershed. These opinions offer an unprecedented glimpse into how the FARA Registration Unit interprets the law, say Brian Fleming and Andrew Herman of Miller & Chevalier Chtd.
The legal industry has already begun to feel the impact of anti-bribery and anti-money laundering requirements. When involved with cryptocurrency trading and remittance, law firms face more than the risk of being perceived as organizations that support money laundering practices, says John Reed Stark of John Reed Stark Consulting LLC.
Law firms are increasingly accepting cryptocurrency as payment for services. While this might seem innovative and forward-thinking, ironically it is much more of a throwback, says John Reed Stark of John Reed Stark Consulting LLC.