Three immigrant advocacy organizations represented by the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California against the president, the Justice Department, Homeland Security Department and other government agencies alleging that the Trump administration's proclamation and rule on asylum applications violates the Immigration and Nationality Act and the Administrative Procedures Act.
On Thursday, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security announced an amendment to the rules governing asylum requests rendering ineligible for asylum those who attempt to enter the United States in violation of an order issued under Section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Those statutes give the president certain authorities to restrict the entry of aliens to the United States.
Jeff Sessions’s Firing, Matthew Whitaker’s Rise and the Attorney General’s Role In the Mueller Investigation
The acting attorney general’s past statements about the Russia probe raise genuine concerns about his service overseeing it.
On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions submitted his resignation, effective immediately, at the request of President Trump. Media reports say Matthew Whitaker, Session’s chief of staff, will take over as acting attorney general.
National Security Agency General Counsel Glenn S. Gerstell made the following keynote address on Nov. 1 at the American Bar Association's Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law Conference. (Footnotes omitted.)
Starting my remarks with a short quotation from a hearing before the U.S. Senate seems fitting given that we’re at a legal conference in Washington:
On Monday, the Congressional Research Service published the following report on the 25th Amendment and the many controversies around its treatment of presidential disability.
A grand jury in the Northern District of California has returned an indictment against United Microelectronics Corp., a Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer; Fujian Jinhua, a Chinese state-run enterprise; and three other defendants for theft of trade secrets from Micron Corp., a U.S.-based chipmaker in violation of 18 U.S.C. §1831, the Economic Espionage Act. The full indictment is below.