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Immigration

  • July 3, 2018

    EEOC Says Halliburton Maintained Anti-Muslim Workplace

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday filed suit in Texas federal court against Halliburton Energy Services Inc. over accusations that it discriminated against two workers in part because of their Muslim religion, refusing to take action over racial insults and other derogatory treatment.

  • July 3, 2018

    BALCA Denies H-2B Cert. To Ohio Landscaping Co.

    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals on Monday affirmed the denial of an H-2B visa temporary labor certification bid for three immigrants hired as landscapers, finding that an Ohio landscaping company failed to show its need for seasonal temporary workers.

  • July 3, 2018

    Judge Considers Bad Faith In Census Citizenship Query Row

    A Manhattan federal judge indicated Tuesday that he is unlikely to dismiss a challenge to the Trump administration's addition of a question about citizenship status to the 2020 census, and added he sees reason to suspect bad faith on the part of a Cabinet member who has given shifting explanations for the origin of the controversial policy.

  • July 3, 2018

    9th Circ. Revives Chinese Woman's Asylum Bid

    The Ninth Circuit on Monday sent back to the Board of Immigration Appeals a Chinese woman's bid for either asylum or withholding of removal after determining that she credibly testified that the Chinese government physically forced her to have an abortion.

  • July 2, 2018

    DC Judge Says Gov't Must Follow Rules For Asylum-Seekers

    A Washington, D.C., federal judge has ordered the government to follow its own rules about detaining asylum-seekers, saying Monday that, though sometimes raw data amounts to “lies, damn lies, and statistics,” the numbers presented by a proposed class of immigrants showing a near-100-percent parole denial rate are irrefutable.

  • July 2, 2018

    The Sharpest Dissents From The Supreme Court Term

    In its first complete term back at full strength since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the top U.S. court took on several cases that revealed deep divisions among its members. Here are the most stinging dissents.

  • July 2, 2018

    High Court Nomination Watch: 7th Circ.'s Amy Coney Barrett

    Amy Coney Barrett has been sitting on the Seventh Circuit bench for only eight months, but she is rumored to be on President Donald Trump’s shortlist for potential picks to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • July 2, 2018

    Narrow Rulings Reveal Wide Gulfs Between Justices

    With the Supreme Court largely punting on deciding the issues at the center of some of its biggest cases this term, the justices turned to concurrences to fight for the future of the law.

  • July 2, 2018

    4 High Court Lineups That Might Surprise You

    While the justices tend to join most often with colleagues whose philosophy they share, even politically charged cases can create groupings that defy easy categorization. Here are a few from the latest term.

  • July 2, 2018

    The Funniest Moments Of The Supreme Court Term

    From a raucous house party to the often-disappointing taste of wedding cake, the justices found plenty to laugh about in the latest term. Here are the top moments of legal levity.

  • July 2, 2018

    Travel Ban And Beyond: The High Court’s Year In Immigration

    From the decision to uphold President Donald Trump's travel ban to a ruling on judicial notice that had much broader implications for the power of administrative immigration agencies, immigration cases were among the most highly watched on the U.S. Supreme Court's docket this term. Here, Law360 recaps those cases.

  • July 2, 2018

    Immigration Bill Roundup: Separated Children, Abolish ICE

    Democratic lawmakers have recently introduced legislation that would allow detained parents to call their separated children free of charge, ensure that federal employees are properly trained to care for the children and abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

  • July 2, 2018

    Trump Plows Ahead With Supreme Court Selection Process

    President Donald Trump is ramping up the process of replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court, interviewing four candidates Monday and revealing the White House staffers who are leading the selection effort.

  • July 2, 2018

    Feds Say Families Can Be Detained Together Under Flores

    The Trump administration said Friday it would comply with a California federal judge’s order to stop separating immigrant families caught crossing the border without authorization by detaining parents and children together throughout immigration proceedings, arguing that the so-called Flores agreement mandating the release of children allowed for it.

  • July 2, 2018

    Brazilian Sues Gov't To Reunite With Son Taken At Border

    A Brazilian woman asked a federal Massachusetts court Friday to reunite her with her 9-year-old son after they were separated by immigration officials at the U.S.-Mexico border, arguing that the federal government had broken its own rules and violated the family’s constitutional rights.

  • July 2, 2018

    Career Immigration Official Picked As Acting Head Of ICE

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has elevated a career immigration official to serve as acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency that stands at the forefront of the Trump administration’s ongoing battles on enforcing the nation’s immigration laws, DHS announced on Saturday.

  • July 2, 2018

    8th Circ. Sends ‘Opaque’ Removal Decision Back To BIA

    The Eighth Circuit has sent back a Board of Immigration Appeals decision vacating an immigration judge’s order to withhold removal of a Mexican woman, finding that the board’s opinion was “rather opaque” as to whether it followed its own rules and did not engage in improper fact-finding.

  • June 29, 2018

    The Most Talkative Justices Of The Term

    Once again, Justice Stephen Breyer was the most talkative member of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments, but another member of the court turned heads by speaking out 50 percent more than she did in the prior term.

  • June 29, 2018

    The Firms That Won Big At The Supreme Court

    A handful of law firms argued multiple cases during the latest high court term — with varying degrees of success. Here’s how the familiar law firms fared in some of the most high-profile cases of the year.

  • June 29, 2018

    The Supreme Court Term By The Numbers

    Back at full strength, the justices worked their way through a docket full of blockbusters. Here’s our data-driven look at the term that was.

Expert Analysis

  • Opinion

    A Pragmatic Alternative To Separating Families At The Border

    Leon Fresco

    In response to the recent increase of arrivals at the U.S. southern border, the Trump administration has instituted a policy of prosecuting all border crossers and separating parents from their children. However, there is a less controversial and more logical way for the administration to solve this problem without Congress, says Leon Fresco of Holland & Knight LLP.

  • The Potentially Far-Reaching Impact Of Sports Betting Case

    Cory Lapin

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association was focused on sports betting but could be construed as conferring substantially more power on states in general, on issues including gun control, marijuana legalization and sanctuary cities, says Cory Lapin of Manning Gross & Massenburg LLP.

  • How We Got Here: A Look Back At Trailblazing Women In Law

    Jill Norgren

    Today's female lawyers stand on the shoulders of several generations of pioneers. Here, historian Jill Norgren explains how the status of women in the legal profession has changed since the 1870s.

  • Opinion

    Why H-4 Spouse Work Authorization Rescission Will Hurt US

    Ali Nasserghodsi

    The Trump administration's "Buy American, Hire American" agenda will likely end a program that allows certain H-4 spouses to work in the United States, which will discourage highly skilled and knowledgeable workers from seeking opportunities that would enable them to contribute to the U.S. economy, say Ali Nasserghodsi and Yeon Me Kim of Hammond Young Immigration Law LLC.

  • Introducing The Legal Industry To Millennial Business Owners

    Yaima Seigley

    ​The current business climate has produced vast opportunities for seasoned lawyers to create valuable connections with millennial business owners, but first lawyers must cleanse their palate of misconceptions regarding millennials, says Yaima Seigley of Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor LLC.

  • Opinion

    Why Won't Judicial Nominees Affirm Brown V. Board Of Ed?

    Franita Tolson

    On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education, recognizing a moral and legal truth that should be beyond question in American society. The refusal by some of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees to say whether they believe the case was decided correctly is indicative of the narrow-minded elitism they would bring to the bench, says professor Franita Tolson of the University of Southern California's Gould School of Law.

  • The Lawyers' Guide To Cloud Computing

    Daniel Garrie

    In deciding whether cloud computing is right for the organization or firm, an attorney must consider cloud computing’s significant impact on the electronic discovery process, say Daniel Garrie, managing partner at Law & Forensics LLC, and David Cass, chief information security officer at IBM Cloud.

  • Opinion

    Recovering Lawyers' Lost Position Of Independence

    Samuel Samaro

    In these politically divisive times, many ask whether our institutions and traditions can help us return to a greater consensus. In days long past, the legal profession could have been counted on to serve just such a function. But lawyers are now just as polarized as everyone else, says Samuel Samaro of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden PC.

  • Is The Attempt To Rescind DACA Lawful?

    Steven Gordon

    A D.C. federal court recently invalidated the Trump administration’s effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, highlighting two important issues about the limits of judicial review over such policy changes, says Steven Gordon of Holland & Knight LLP.

  • 8 Reasons To Take A Fresh Look At Your Law Office Lease

    Tiffany Winne

    After moving into a new law office, tenants often file their signed leases away, figuring that the terms are set for a few years at least. However, leases can be very flexible instruments, and should be reviewed annually even if nothing seems amiss, says Tiffany Winne of Savills Studley Inc.