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Migrant Lawsuits Over Family Separations May Cost Taxpayers $200 Million

Some migrant children who were separated from their families as part of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy say they were abused during their time in federally-funded foster care. Now the families are gearing up to sue the government, and … Continue reading

Billionaire’s children in $102M battle over dad’s estate

The family of a cabbie turned real estate billionaire is fighting a big bucks bid from a relative who wants a $102 million chunk of his estate. The son-in-law of Tamir Sapir, who died in 2014 and was once worth … Continue reading

Atlanta couple fights to have daughter recognized as U.S. citizen

Derek Mize and Jonathan Gregg wanted to be parents and was heartened by the high court’s majority opinion that children of same-sex couples should have the same benefits and legal protections afforded to children of different-sex couples.  Their daughter Simone was … Continue reading

The National Black Lawyers Top 100 Names New Executive Director

Annamaria Steward, Executive Director of The National Black Lawyers Top 100

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Black Lawyers Top 100 is pleased to announce that Annamaria Steward of Washington, D.C. has been named as its first Executive Director. She joins the organization with nearly 20 years of experience and a reputation … Continue reading

Florida deputies to be tried for shooting disabled man

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that two Brevard County Deputy Sheriffs must stand trial for their shooting of an unarmed man inside his home, when family members asked law enforcement officers to Baker Act the … Continue reading

Immigration judge talks about how to fix courts

Dana Leigh Marks has been an immigration judge in San Francisco since 1987, and is president emerita of the National Association of Immigration Judges. In the Washington Post, Judge Marks writes about what it’s going to take to fix the … Continue reading

Video: Former ICE head criticizes Trump’s plan to eliminate immigration judges

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A former acting head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency says President Trump’s call to eliminate immigration judges is the “single dumbest idea I’ve ever heard.” Former ICE director John Sandweg tells CNN it would be wrong to get … Continue reading

Federal Court Orders Timely Bond Hearings and Legal Protections for Asylum Seekers

On Friday, in a groundbreaking decision, a federal judge in Seattle dealt a blow to the government’s campaign to deter and obstruct asylum seekers applying for protection in the United States.  Judge Marsha Pechman ordered the government to provide certain … Continue reading

Will Trump close the Mexico border?

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Republicans from border states and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are criticizing President Trump’s threat to close the border with Mexico over his belief that Mexico isn’t doing enough to stem the tide of migrants from Central America. USA Today … Continue reading

Florida bankruptcy judge criticized for ordering jail time

A U.S. bankruptcy judge in Fort Lauderdale is causing controversy after sending at least ten people to jail, including two lawyers, reports the ABA Journal. While Judge John Olson is described as “brilliant,” his actions, including sanctioning several lawyers, are … Continue reading