FOIA Victory: NIP-NLG v. DHS

"“Trust everybody, but cut the cards,” as the old saying goes. When the Solicitor General of the United States makes a representation to the Supreme Court, trustworthiness is presumed. Here, however, plaintiffs seek to determine whether one such representation was accurate or whether...

Judge Orders Release of E-Mails, Basis for Supreme Court Argument

"The Justice Department has been ordered to disclose the basis for the U.S. government's representation to the Supreme Court in Nken v. Holder that a policy exists for returning wrongfully deported immigrants to this country. See Download Rakoff ruling . Judge Jed Rakoff, of the Southern District...

FEDERAL JUDGE RULES ON U.S. SOLICITOR GENERAL'S ABUSE OF SUPREME COURT'S TRUST

"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2012 CONTACT: Nancy Morawetz, 212-998-6451 , nancy.morawetz@nyu.edu ; Martha Saunders, 917-327-3120 , mjs684@nyu.edu ; Saerom Park, 718-757-0352 , saerom@nyu.edu FEDERAL JUDGE RULES ON U.S. SOLICITOR GENERAL'S ABUSE OF SUPREME COURT'S TRUST Justice...

Federal Judge: Supreme Court May Have Been Misled in Immigration Case

"The government may have misled the Supreme Court about its policies on helping improperly deported immigrants return to the U.S., possibly influencing a decision to make it easier to deport thousands of aliens, according to a ruling by U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in New York. The judge’s...