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Appellate Attorney Says Travel Ban Decision Provides Road Map for Future Litigation

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The Supreme Court’s ruling signals how things may go in later immigration litigation about border policy, says Dallas appellate attorney David Coale.

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Supreme Court Poised to Rule on Trump Travel Ban, Union Fees, Other Cases

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The U.S. Supreme Court is heading toward the end of its current term, and remaining cases include the Trump travel ban, union fees, and regulations on Christian-based anti-abortion centers.

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Loudmouth Xenophobic Lawyer Ripped By Colleagues a Day After Meltdown

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The New York lawyer caught yelling racist comments at Spanish-speaking restaurant workers in a viral video was treated like a pariah by fellow attorneys at a Queens court Thursday, lawyers there told The New York Post.

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Littler Survey: Employers Reeling from Regulatory Shifts, New Forces Impacting Workplace

Littler Survey: Employers Reeling from Regulatory Shifts, New Forces Impacting Workplace

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Littler’s seventh annual survey of more than 1,100 employers reveals how companies are responding to rapid social and political changes.

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Trump Calls U.S. Court System ‘Unfair’ After DACA Ruling

Trump Calls U.S. Court System ‘Unfair’ After DACA Ruling

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President Trump on Wednesday blasted the U.S. court system as “broken and unfair” after a federal judge blocked his move to end the program protecting young immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents, reports Reuters.

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The Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Off-Ramp

The Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Off-Ramp

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A Ninth Circuit ruling on President Trump’s “travel ban” case offers the U.S. Supreme Court a clever way to reject the ban without limiting government power over immigration, writes Garrett Epps for The Atlantic.

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Tree Trimming Firm Pays Biggest Fine in U.S. Immigration Case

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A tree trimming company has been handed the largest penalty imposed in a United States immigration case, totaling $95 million, after pleading guilty to employing illegal immigrants, Reuters reports.

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How Supreme Court Justices Could Avoid Issuing a Verdict on Trump’s Travel Ban

How Supreme Court Justices Could Avoid Issuing a Verdict on Trump’s Travel Ban

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Getting rid of the case would allow the justices to avoid second-guessing the president on a matter of national security or endorsing an especially controversial part of Trump’s agenda, the AP reports.

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CEOs See a ‘Sad Day’ After Trump’s DACA Decision

CEOs See a ‘Sad Day’ After Trump’s DACA Decision

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Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, tweeted that his company would fight for the people affected by Trump’s action to be “treated as equals.”

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DOJ Threatens Immigration Rights Lawyers, Demands They Drop Their Clients

DOJ Threatens Immigration Rights Lawyers, Demands They Drop Their Clients

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In a letter last month, the Justice Department told the group it must ‘cease and desist’ providing certain legal assistance to immigrants unless it undertakes full representation of them in court. according to The Seattle Times.

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Lawyer Says Texas Law Banning ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Has Serious Constitutional Problems

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A trial and appellate lawyer says a recently passed Texas “sanctuary cities” ban set to take effect Sept. 1 is vulnerable to a Constitutional challege.

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Jay Peak Resort Receiver Reaches $150 Million Settlement with Raymond James

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Michael I. Goldberg, the SEC appointed receiver in charge of the Jay Peak Resort and Burke Mountain Hotel in Vermont, reached a settlement agreement with Raymond James that will significantly benefit the defrauded investors and creditors of the receivership estate.

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Largest Immigration Law Firm in U.S. is Busy, Very Busy

Largest Immigration Law Firm in U.S. is Busy, Very Busy

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The only large U.S. law firm in the country dedicated solely to immigration work is in crisis management mode in the wake of President Donald Trump’s immigration order, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Uber CEO to Leave Trump Advisory Council After Criticism

Uber CEO to Leave Trump Advisory Council After Criticism

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick responded to an onslaught of criticism to his joining President Trump’s economic advisory council by resigning from the council on Thursday, reports The New York Times.

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Many More Legal Challenges Likely for Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

Many More Legal Challenges Likely for Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

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Scholars say that President Trump’s executive order on immigration is likely to face a series of new legal challenges about whether it violates a 1965 anti-discrimination law and the Constitution, The Washington Post reports.

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Is Trump Immigrant Order Repeating History? An Attorney Says Maybe

Is Trump Immigrant Order Repeating History? An Attorney Says Maybe

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The First Amendment prohibits government action that favors one religion over another, and the current executive order clearly does so by giving non-Muslims priority status, says David Coale of Lynn Pinker Cox Hurst.

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Tech Industry Reacts to Trump’s Order on Immigration With Fear and Frustration

Tech Industry Reacts to Trump’s Order on Immigration With Fear and Frustration

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Donald Trump’s executive order Friday banning citizens of certain countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days blindsided the technology industry, reports The Los Angeles Times.

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Sanctuary Cities See Legal Holes in Trump’s Immigration Orders

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It’s possible that an exemption in Trump’s order cutting funds from sanctuary cities makes it much more likely that a judge could strike down that section of the order as unconstitutional, Reuters reports.

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Obama Nominates Possible First Muslim-American Judge to Federal Court

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NBC News reports that, while Muslim Americans have filled roles as state judges, none have served at the federal trial or appellate levels, according to Muslim Advocates, a national legal advocacy organization.

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Ted Cruz’s Call to ‘Secure’ Muslim Neighborhoods Stirs a Backlash

Ted Cruz’s Call to ‘Secure’ Muslim Neighborhoods Stirs a Backlash

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GOP presidential candiate Senator Ted Cruz angered American Muslims on Tuesday with a call to “patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods” in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, reports The New York Times.

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