Immigration Law

1292 ABA Journal Immigration Law articles.

Kavanaugh decision sides with immigrant seeking factual review of denied torture claim
In a 7-2 decision Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a lawful permanent resident of the United States who sought review of his claim that he would be tortured if he was deported to his home country of Lebanon.
Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS declines case on mandatory bar; FBI’s top lawyer resigns amid pressure

Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to mandatory bar dues

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a challenge to Wisconsin’s requirement that all lawyers join the state bar association…

Afternoon Briefs: Jenner & Block in COVID-19 rent dispute; more malpractice claims likely

Jenner & Block is sued in dispute over rent during pandemic

The Chicago landlord for Jenner & Block has filed a lawsuit alleging that the law firm owes more than…

‘This is so boring!’ Unmuted listeners interrupt phone hearing over ICE courthouse arrests
A federal judge in Manhattan has threatened to end a phone hearing over courthouse arrests of immigrants after people listening in to the call failed to put their phones on mute.
Afternoon Briefs: Boies Schiller fires LA lawyers and staffers; tweets to Barr turn hostile

Boies Schiller fires associates and staff in LA

Boies Schiller Flexner has fired several associates and staff members in Los Angeles who were left behind after 13 partners they worked…

Lawyer agrees to plead guilty to bribing federal agents for inside information
A California lawyer who once had a law office on Rodeo Drive has agreed to plead guilty to charges that accused him of paying more than $250,000 in bribes to federal agents in exchange for sensitive information.
Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer is charged in mask-markup plot; another remote LSAT is scheduled

Lawyer is charged in alleged plot to sell KN95 masks at 50% markup

A California lawyer has been charged with conspiring to violate the Defense Production Act by selling one…

Afternoon Briefs: Employer COVID-19 tests OK, EEOC says; Pitbull trademarks signature shout

EEOC: Employers can test for COVID-19 without violating ADA

Employers can require COVID-19 tests before allowing workers to enter the workplace, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The tests…

Supreme Court refuses to block public charge rule in request citing COVID-19 impact
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Friday to block the Trump administration’s public charge rule curbing green cards and visas for people on public benefits.
Afternoon Briefs: Congress asked for COVID-19 lawsuit curbs; law school cuts pay for staff and faculty

Lobbyists seek COVID-19 lawsuit curbs

Lobbying groups for U.S. businesses are asking Congress to curb liability for companies that could face lawsuits in connection with COVID-19. The U.S. Chamber of…

Afternoon Briefs: Ex-BigLaw partner gets home jailing for COVID-19 risk; lawsuit sees immigration-court safety risk

Ex-BigLaw partner released from prison for COVID-19 risk

A Manhattan federal judge has ordered former Locke Lord partner Mark Scott to be released to home confinement because he has a…

Judge says US failed to promptly release detained immigrant children from ‘hotbeds for contagion’
A federal judge in Los Angeles has found that the federal government failed to promptly release immigrant children from detention facilities that are “hotbeds for contagion.”
ICE halts most immigration enforcement, more courts close amid COVID-19 pandemic
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is cutting back arrests as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Afternoon Briefs: Mueller indictment of Russian firms tossed; ex-juvenile delinquent now a lawyer

Judge tosses indictment of Russian firms at prosecutors’ request

U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich granted prosecutors’ request Monday to toss an indictment against two Russian companies accused of…

Afternoon Briefs: McGahn case to be heard by full DC Circuit; judge blocks food-stamp rule

Full DC Circuit to hear cases on McGahn subpoena, border wall

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has granted en banc review of two cases…

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