Administrative Law

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Proposed federal rule would bypass settlement on the rights of unaccompanied immigrant minors

A federal rule to be proposed Friday would effectively withdraw the United States from a decades-old settlement regarding the treatment of unaccompanied immigrant minors, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

Union for immigration judges files grievance over removal of cases from Philly judge
The union that represents federal immigration judges has filed a grievance over the removal of dozens of cases from an immigration judge in Philadelphia who had delayed the deportation of a Guatemalan man.
22 former Thomas clerks have landed Trump administration jobs or judicial nominations

Justice Clarence Thomas’ former law clerks have a big influence because of hiring and judicial nominations by the Trump administration.

Twenty-two former of Thomas’ former clerks were nominated for judgeships…

Judge rules Trump administration must restore DACA

Updated: A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled the government must restore the program protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as minors.

U.S. District Judge John Bates rejected…

Judge blocks publication of blueprints for 3D-printed guns in multistate suit

A federal judge in Washington state has issued a temporary restraining order that blocks the Trump administration from allowing publication of blueprints to produce guns from 3D printers.

U.S. District…

Justice Department memo gives more power to agency chiefs to remove administrative law judges

A confidential U.S. Department of Justice memo says the Merit Systems Protection Board must be “suitably deferential” to agency chiefs who want to fire administrative law judges for inadequate performance.

Proposed regulatory changes imperil protections in Endangered Species Act, environmentalists say

The Trump administration says proposed changes in regulations implementing the Endangered Species Act would reduce the regulatory burden on the American people while producing the best conservation results for the species.

ABA president says Trump order could politicize the process of hiring administrative law judges
Updated: ABA President Hilarie Bass says President Donald Trump’s executive order eliminating the competitive hiring process for administrative law judges is “ill-considered and legally vulnerable.”
Kavanaugh praised Rehnquist’s stand against unenumerated rights in Roe v. Wade dissent

The late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist was Brett Kavanaugh’s “first judicial hero,” the Supreme Court nominee said in a Constitution Day speech last September.

Kavanaugh praised Rehnquist for taking…

Trump tosses hiring process for administrative law judges, gives agency chiefs selection power
Updated: President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order eliminating the exam and competitive hiring process for administrative law judges.
Meet Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court
Judge Brett Kavanaugh explained his judicial philosophy when he accepted President Donald Trump’s nomination Monday evening to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Judge orders stop to blanket detention of asylum seekers at 5 locations
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has temporarily barred blanket detentions of people seeking asylum based on a credible fear of persecution in their home countries.
Boies Schiller lawyer sues for documents related to Andrew McCabe’s firing
A lawyer for Andrew McCabe filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to obtain documents related to the former deputy FBI director's firing in March.
UN human rights office calls on Trump administration to stop separating immigrant families
The office of the United Nations high commissioner for human rights has called on the United States to immediately stop its practice of separating families at the border, calling it “a serious violation of the rights of the child.”
Judges and the administrative state
The term “administrative state,” or the more pejorative term “deep state” are trending concepts that conjure up images of conspiracies and government bureaucrats run amok.

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