MICHAEL CHERTOFF
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Texas group sued to block border fence construction
May 16, 2013
On May 16, 2008, the Texas Border Coalition, a group of Texas-based business owners and officials, filed a class action lawsuit to enjoin the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from constructing a fence on the US-Mexico border. The group claimed that approval of the fence's construction violated....... [more]

Bush signed border fence bill despite Mexico opposition
October 26, 2011
On October 26, 2006, President George W. Bush signed the Secure Fence Act of 2006, authorizing the construction of a 700-mile fence on the US-Mexico border, despite opposition from Mexican President Vicente Fox. President Bush claimed that the construction of the fence was necessary to the enforcem....... [more]

Federal judge dismisses US-Mexico border fence challenge
May 18, 2009
A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that sought to block construction of a fence along the US-Mexico border. The Texas Border Coalition, a group of Texan officials and business owners, filed suit last year challenging the condemnation of l....... [more]

Chertoff insists Obama must have plan before closing Guantanamo
December 15, 2008
US Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff on Sunday told the BBC that before closing the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, President-elect Barack Obama must have a plan for dealing with the detainees. In an appearance on The Andrew Marr Show, Chertoff said that there must be a system in p....... [more]

Visa denial judicial review ruling [US DC]
December 10, 2008
American Sociological Association, et al. v. Michael Chertoff, and Condoleezza Rice, US District Court for the District of Massachusetts, December 8, 2008. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here....... [more]

Chertoff announces revised airline passenger screening regulations
October 22, 2008
US Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff Wednesday issued a final rule setting out the details of his department's air passenger screening program. Under the Secure Flight Final Rule, responsibility for vetting the nation's air passengers moves from individual airlines to the Transp....... [more]

DHS easing restrictions on HIV-positive visitors to US
October 3, 2008
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing to implement a new regulation that relaxes restrictions on issuing US visas to HIV-positive visitors. The regulation allows HIV-positive foreigners seeking to visit the US to receive temporary, non-immigrant visas without undergoing an indivi....... [more]

Paralegal fees recovery ruling [US SC]
June 2, 2008
Richlin Security Service v. Chertoff, US Supreme Court, June 2, 2008. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here....... [more]

Texas group sues Chertoff to block border fence construction
May 17, 2008
The Texas Border Coalition, a group of Texan officials and business owners, filed a class action lawsuit Friday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia to enjoin the Department of Homeland Security from constructing a fence on the US-Mexico border. The lawsuit claims that government....... [more]

US practice of forcibly drugging deportees is torture
May 17, 2008
Ahilan Arulanantham: I need to start with two caveats. First, I am no expert in either international or comparative law, and I know almost nothing about the law of Belgium or France. Second, in the interest of full disclosure, I was lead counsel (along with Brad Phillips from Munger, Tolles....... [more]

US border fence class action complaint [US DC]
May 17, 2008
Texas Border Coalition v. Chertoff, US District Court for the District of Columbia, May 16, 2008. Read the full text of the complaint. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here....... [more]




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