The Attorneys General of Arizona and Montana filed an amended a joint lawsuit Monday alleging that the Biden administration has violated immigration and administrative law. The Attorney General of Florida filed a similar lawsuit on Tuesday. All three complaints allege that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has disregarded its responsibilities and that changes in [...]
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in seven cases on Friday, consolidating several of them for a total of four oral arguments to be heard early next year. The first grant, a consolidation of Barr v. Dai and Barr v. Alcaraz-Enriquez, concerns credibility determinations in asylum hearings. In both cases, applicants for asylum were given [...]
As all of our schools are confronting some version of this, I pass this along that was shared with me. This twitter chain details how another student housing entity called Corvias is putting pressure on the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia to have student housing be full. It points out the [...]
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a class action lawsuit Thursday in the US District Court for the District of Arizona, seeking compensatory and punitive damages on behalf of immigrant children and parents “cruelly and inhumanely separated from each other in Arizona and at other places along the United States’ southern border by the [...]
Immigrants’ rights advocates have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records related to migrant deaths along the southern US border. In a letter sent to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Friday, advocacy groups No More Deaths and the Center for Constitutional Rights expressed particular concern about the [...]
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that a US border agent acquitted of murder in the shooting death of a Mexican teenager is not immune from civil claims for damages by the boy’s mother. In October 2012 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was shot about 10 times in the back [...]
President Donald Trump’s recent nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court from a list of potential candidates has ignited immediate support and criticism from conservatives and liberals respectively. An undergrad and law alum at Yale University, Judge Kavanaugh clerked for the departing Justice Anthony Kennedy, practiced law privately [...]
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) filed a lawsuit Friday against Donald Trump, Russia, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, and several Trump aids including Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and...
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: Massachusetts' top court on Friday ruled against Exxon's request to ban the state's attorney general from investigating whether the oil conglomerate knew of the effect fossil fuels have on...
JURIST Guest Columnists, Sarah Wetter and James G. Hodge, Jr. of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, discuss preemptive legal schemes that deprive states and localities of opportunities to implement efficacious interventions to advance public health......