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Legal News
4 Nov 2014
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] A federal judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Monday struck down [PDF] the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) [official website] housing discrimination rule which was designed to make it easier for plaintiffs to file allegations of housing discrimination. … [read more]


Legal News
3 Mar 2014
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday denied review [order list, PDF] of two cases involving local ordinances that sought to deny housing to undocumented immigrants. The court's denial will will let stand lower court rulings that the ordinances are unconstitutional and prohibited from taking effect in their … [read more]


Legal News
31 Jul 2013
by Sydney Normil

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit [official website] has reaffirmed [opinion, PDF] that two anti-illegal immigration laws enacted in 2006 by Hazleton, Pennsylvania, are preempted by federal immigration law. On Friday the court permanently enjoined Hazleton's enforcement of the Illegal Immigration Relief Act Ordinance (IIRAO) [Ord. … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jul 2013
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday affirmed [opinion, PDF] a lower court's decision to block components of South Carolina's immigration law [SB 20 text]. Relying on the Supremacy Clause, the court ruled that the plaintiffs have an implied right of action to … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jan 2013
by Keith Herting

[JURIST] Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange [official website] on Tuesday asked [cert. petition] the US Supreme Court [official website] to overturn a recent decision striking down provisions of Alabama's controversial immigration law [HB 56, PDF]. Alabama is appealing a decision [JURIST report] issued last August by the US Court of … [read more]


Legal News
29 Dec 2012
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] Lawyers representing the Mexican government asked the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals [official website] in an amicus brief to uphold a lower court ruling that blocked enforcement of a section of the 2010 Arizona immigration law SB 1070 [text, PDF] that prohibits the harboring of illegal aliens. In … [read more]


Legal News
12 Dec 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia [official website] on Monday lifted a preliminary injunction [order, PDF] blocking part of a Georgia immigration law that allows law enforcement officers to ask about immigration status when questioning suspects in criminal investigations. Judge Thomas Thrash's … [read more]


Legal News
28 Nov 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] on Tuesday denied a request [order, PDF] by the state of Alabama to reconsider its August ruling partially striking down [JURIST report] the state's immigration law [HB 56, PDF]. The original challenge was brought by advocacy groups, including … [read more]


Legal News
14 Nov 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of South Carolina [official website] on Tuesday heard arguments on part of South Carolina's controversial immigration law [SB 20, materials] that permits law enforcement officials to detain motorists on the side of the road for a "reasonable amount of … [read more]


Legal News
2 Nov 2012
by Sarah Posner

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General [official website] released a report [text, PDF] Thursday criticizing US immigration courts as inefficient. Inspector General Michael Horowitz urged the immigration courts to use all resources available [Reuters report] to maximize efficiency. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) conducted an … [read more]


Legal News
18 Oct 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] on Wednesday denied a request [order, PDF] from Alabama state officials to reconsider its August ruling partially striking down [order, PDF] the state's immigration law [HB 56, PDF]. In September state officials petitioned [press release] the appeals court … [read more]


Legal News
28 Sep 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] Lawyers for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer [official website] on Thursday announced the state's plan to appeal a preliminary injunction currently blocking the provision of the controversial Arizona immigration law [SB 1070, PDF] that criminalizes the harboring and transportation of illegal immigrants. The part of the law in question makes … [read more]


Legal News
26 Sep 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday denied a request for a new injunction against a controversial provision of Arizona's immigration law [SB 1070, PDF] requiring law enforcement officials to check the immigration status of persons they stop or arrest if there is … [read more]


Legal News
19 Sep 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona [official website] on Tuesday lifted an injunction [order, PDF] that barred enforcement of a controversial provision of Arizona's immigration law [SB 1070, PDF] requiring law enforcement officials to check the immigration status of persons they stop or … [read more]


Legal News
18 Sep 2012
by Cynthia Miley

[JURIST] Lawyers for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday presented Judge Susan Bolton of the US District Court for the District of Arizona [official websites] with a joint filing suggesting wording for a court order permitting police to enforce the provision of the … [read more]


Legal News
14 Sep 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] A coalition of rights groups in Arizona filed an emergency motion on Thursday asking a court to block a controversial provision of Arizona's immigration law [SB 1070, PDF] until an appeal can be heard on the issue. The contested provision requires law enforcement officials to check the immigration status … [read more]


Legal News
11 Sep 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth

[JURIST] Alabama state officials petitioned [press release] the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] on Monday to reconsider a ruling partially striking down [JURIST report] the state's immigration law [HB 56, PDF]. In August a three-judge upheld [opinion, PDF] several provisions, including one allowing police officers … [read more]


Legal News
6 Sep 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona [official website] on Wednesday upheld [opinion, PDF] a controversial provision of Arizona's immigration law [SB 1070, PDF] that requires law enforcement officials to check the immigration status of persons they stop or arrest if there is a … [read more]


Legal News
16 Aug 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit [official website] on Wednesday again heard arguments on two anti-illegal immigrant laws enacted in 2006 by the city of Hazleton, Pennsylvania. Hazleton's Illegal Immigration Relief Act Ordinance [Ord. 2006-18, PDF] and Rental Registration Ordinance [Ord. 2006-13, PDF] would deny permits … [read more]


Legal News
4 Aug 2011
by Chris Morris

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit [official website] has vacated a previous ruling [text] declaring Hazelton, Pennsylvania's immigration laws unconstitutional. Hazleton's Illegal Immigration Relief Act and Landlord Tenant Ordinance [texts, PDF] deny permits to businesses that employ illegal immigrants and fine landlords who extend housing to … [read more]

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