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Two immigrant-rights lawyers are denied entry to Mexico after their passports trigger Interpol alerts

Two immigrant-rights lawyers say they don’t know who placed Interpol alerts on their passports that led to them being denied entry to Mexico last week.

But one lawyer suspects the…

Judge on international court quits over alleged interference from Turkey and the White House

A judge on a United Nations criminal court says he quit after concluding that the diplomatic world sees no value in an independent judiciary.

Christoph Flugge said he resigned after…

Privacy rights of lawyers and their clients should be protected during border searches, ABA House urges
The federal judiciary, Congress and the Department of Homeland Security should protect the privacy of those crossing the border by setting standards for searches and seizures of electronic devices and for protection of attorney-client privilege, the work product doctrine and lawyer-client confidentiality, according to a resolution passed overwhelmingly by the ABA House of Delegates on Monday at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Las Vegas.
US begins sending asylum-seekers at San Ysidro back to Mexico

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that, beginning Friday, asylum-seekers at the San Ysidro port of entry are being sent back to Mexico to await asylum hearings.

The California…

Threats to human rights and the rule of law around the world require our attention

For the past decade, I have been a good friend of a tax judge in Turkey. On July 16, 2016, his last tweet read: “Arrest warrants were issued for 2,745 judges and prosecutors INCLUDING ME who were suspended [this] morning.”

First female judge on the DC Circuit dies at age 90
Former Judge Patricia Wald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has died at age 90.
Trump administration seeking to deport Vietnam War refugees
More than 40 years after the Vietnam War ended, the Trump administration is preparing an effort to deport refugees from that war who ended up in the United States.
Clooney Foundation works with ABA on program to monitor trials for human rights violations

The ABA announced on Wednesday that is partnering with the Clooney Foundation for Justice and Columbia Law School to “monitor trials around the world that pose a high risk of…

Trump threatens to close border after CBP deploys tear gas; conflicting reports of deal with Mexico
President Donald Trump threatened to permanently close the Southern border on Monday, a day after U.S. Customs and Border Protection used tear gas on migrants at a border crossing leading to San Diego. "We will close the Border permanently if need be," Trump tweeted.
Trump administration will deny asylum to immigrants who cross the border outside ports of entry
Updated: The Trump administration plans to deny asylum to certain immigrants who cross the border illegally under an interim rule change set to be published in the Federal Register on Friday.
How to sue a foreign government? US sides with Sudan in Supreme Court review of USS Cole judgment

Questions about service of legal papers could topple a $315 million default judgment against Sudan in a suit claiming the country supported al Qaida before its members bombed the USS…

Philippines human rights attorney is 34th lawyer killed since Duterte became president

A Philippines lawyer whose clients were targeted in President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war was killed Tuesday. Police say gunmen on motorcycles shot Benjamin Ramos as he left his office.

Cybersquatters have taken advantage of BigLaw mergers to beat those firms to the trademark registry

Chinese copycats have long bedeviled popular brands in fashion and consumer products, but cybersquatters in China now target major global law firms–registering names, especially well-known brand or company names, as internet domains, with the hope of reselling them for a profit.

Antarctica scientist accused of stabbing colleague; possible motive is spoiled book endings

A Russian scientist working at a remote research station in Antarctica has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a colleague in the chest.

Investigators are looking at one…

ABA president urges Poland to delay seating new Supreme Court judges to allow for EU court review

ABA President Bob Carlson is urging the Polish government to delay seating 27 new judges to the Supreme Court of Poland to allow for a European Court of Justice ruling…

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