ICE Criticism Shouldn't DQ Judge In Courthouse Arrest Suit

Law360, Boston (May 8, 2019, 8:08 PM EDT) -- Criticizing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for showing up in her courtroom has landed U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani in murky waters as she now hears a suit challenging ICE courthouse arrests, but legal experts say she could still be impartial in the first-of-its-kind case.

Judge Talwani was upset last April when ICE agents sat in court and later detained an international student who admitted visa fraud and was seeking asylum. The Massachusetts federal judge told a prosecutor he "should have stopped" the agents and added, "I see no reason for places of redress and justice to become places that people are...

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