May 16, 2013
by Kyle Webster
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 ...[read more]
October 26, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
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 ...[read more]
May 18, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
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 ...[read more]
December 15, 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk
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 ...[read more]
December 10, 2008
by Michael Sung
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... ...[read more]
October 22, 2008
by Andrew Morgan
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... ...[read more]
October 3, 2008
by Eric Firkel
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 ...[read more]
June 2, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
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... ...[read more]
May 17, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
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 ...[read more]
May 17, 2008
by Andrew Wood
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... ...[read more]

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