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Academic Commentary
27 Jan 2016
by Glenn C. Smith of California Western School of Law
edited by Dave Rodkey

JURIST Guest Columnist Glenn C. Smith of the California Western School of Law discusses the latest challenge to President Obama's immigration policy...Speculation about whether the US Supreme Court would wade into controversial issues involving immigration policy and presidential power—in an election year, no less—is over. On Tuesday, January 19, the … [read more]


Legal News
19 Jan 2016
by Justin Cosgrove

The Tokyo High Court [official website, in Japanese] on Tuesday reversed a Tokyo District Court ruling from 2014 regarding the death of a detained immigrant. Immigration authorities were under investigation after restraining Abubakar Awudu Suraj, ultimately leading to his death. The new ruling states [Reuters report] that the restraint was … [read more]


Legal News
27 Nov 2015
by Emelina Perez

Refugees who were released from a detention center in Ankara, Turkey still face deportation [AI report], despite the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] approving an application to indefinitely prevent their deportation back to Syria, Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] reported Friday. The three refugees were detained in … [read more]


Legal News
25 Nov 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The Obama Administration on Tuesday volunteered [letter, PDF] to forego its right to respond to states' filings opposing the new immigration policy in exchange for an expedited process that would have the challenge decided this term. Following a February district court ruling in favor of the states, affirmed [orders, … [read more]


Legal News
20 Nov 2015
by Kasey Tuttle

Lawyers for the Obama administration on Friday asked [cert. petition, PDF] the US Supreme Court [official website] to uphold the president's changes to US immigration policy. Earlier this month the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] upheld [opinion, PDF] a federal judge's injunction against the president's … [read more]


Legal News
19 Nov 2015
by Ashley Hogan

A regional court [judicial website] in Hungary decided [AP report] on Thursday to deport two British citizens back to the UK pursuant to an arrest warrant for the men's unauthorized departure. Simon Keeler and Trevor Brooks, also known as Abu Izzadeen, were both convicted of charges relating to terrorist funding … [read more]


Legal News
15 Nov 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] said [HRW report] Sunday that Saudi Arabia's new labor laws have helped to stop abuses of migrant workers, but the reforms fail to meet the needs of domestic workers. The 38 amendments [amendments, in Arabic] went into effect last month. The Labor ministry … [read more]


Legal News
12 Nov 2015
by Ashley Hogan

The Ukrainian Parliament [official website] approved a resolution [press release, in Ukrainian] Thursday that recognizes the mass deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944 as genocide. On May 18, 1944, under orders from Josef Stalin, more than 180,000 indigenous people were deported from Crimea on the grounds that the Tatar people … [read more]


Legal News
10 Nov 2015
by Taylor Gillan

The US Department of Justice [official website] announced Tuesday that it disagrees with a federal ruling upholding [opinion, PDF] an injunction against President Barack Obama's plan to protect as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation and plans to appeal to the US Supreme Court [official websites]. The Monday 2-1 … [read more]


Legal News
4 Nov 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Tuesday on two cases. In Lockhart v. US [transcript, PDF] the court heard arguments on whether [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] the mandatory minimum for a child pornography sentence, as found in 18 USC § 2252(b)(2) [text], applies when the … [read more]


Legal News
29 Oct 2015
by Kasey Tuttle

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that more immigrants in detention should receive bond hearings and those held more than a year should get additional hearings. The court held that immigrants who have been detained for over a year should get … [read more]


Student Commentary
21 Oct 2015
by Makousse IIboudo of St. John's School of Law
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guest Columnist Makousse Ilboudo of St. John's University School of Law Class of 2016 is the third author in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Makousse discusses the need for regulation to ensure fair and humane treatment of immigrant pregnant … [read more]


Legal News
19 Oct 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Texas on Friday issued a temporary order [text] allowing Texas officials to continue denying birth certificates to children of immigrants. Earlier this year a group of undocumented immigrants sued the state because the state refused to issue … [read more]


Legal News
29 Sep 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] United Arab Emirates (UAE) Labor Minister Saqr Ghobash on Tuesday announced new labor reforms [press release, in Arabic] to provide increased oversight on the thousands of employment agreements conducted with temporary migrant workers. Ghobash told reporters [AP report] that the new reforms will be rolled out in three government … [read more]


Legal News
21 Sep 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] The US Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) [official website] has issued a report [press release, PDF] criticizing the Obama administration's immigration detention facilities, stating that some "are not fully complying with detention standards regarding medical care, legal information and other basic standards of treatment." The report [text, PDF], "The … [read more]


Legal News
29 Aug 2015
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] On appeal from a guilty verdict in 2014, three Al Jazeera [official website] journalists on Saturday received a three-year prison sentence [Al Jazeera report] for their roles in releasing video footage that allegedly contained false news in support of the Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder]. Two of the journalists were … [read more]


Legal News
22 Aug 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] Judge Dolly Gee of the US District Court for the Central District of California [official website] on Friday upheld [order, PDF] her July decision [JURIST report] and ordered the government to release immigrant children held in family detention centers, "without necessary delay." The original ruling [opinion, PDF] found that … [read more]


Legal News
20 Aug 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch [official website] on Wednesday criticized [HRW report] Egypt's new counterterrorism law saying it infringes on freedom of the press. The new law also gives prosecutors the power to detain suspects without a court order. The HRW Deputy Middle East and North Africa Director stated in response … [read more]


Legal News
18 Aug 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi [BBC profile] on Monday approved a 54-article counter-terrorism law which has been met with significant controversy as many believe it to be an infringement on freedom of the press. Many have said that the law defines [AP report] "terrorism" broadly and gives free reign … [read more]


Legal News
2 Aug 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton [official profile], along with a former state legislator, were indicted on felony securities fraud, it was reported [NY Times report] on Saturday. Officials said that the three-count indictment against Paxton was handed up on Tuesday, and is to be unsealed on Monday when Paxton … [read more]

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