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  • A Look Behind the Curtain at V. Stuart Couch, the Immigration Judge at the Heart of Matter of A-B-

    Bryan Johnson, Apr. 20, 2018 - FOIA results: evidence of Immigration Judge V. Stuart Couch’s shocking prejudgment of all domestic violence asylum claims "At the bottom, readers will find the all of the decisions of Immigration Judge V. Stuart...
  • What’s the Big Deal?

    A Texas Tech University assistant professor sued a department chair for libel and recovered a jury verdict for $590,000 in damages. Unbeknownst to the professor, during the trial, the trial judge was offered and accepted an adjunct professorship at Texas...
  • Dallas Federal Judge Quickly Denies Texas' Second Bid to Block Refugees

    Dianne Solís, Dallas Morning News, Dec. 9, 2015 - "A federal judge in Dallas denied a state of Texas request for a second temporary restraining order to halt the settlement of Syrian refugees here. The move came after Texas Attorney General...
  • Immigration Judge: Death Penalty Cases in a Traffic Court Setting

    "What many Americans are just beginning to realize is that a high-stakes drama is being played out in a courtroom near them right now. Not only is this storyline nonfiction, but it often involves life and death consequences. The courtrooms are located...
  • Experts Weigh In On Judge Weil Deposition Controversy (Updated Mar. 8, 2016)

    In the wake of Jerry Markon's March 5, 2016 Washington Post story ( Can a 3-year old represent herself in immigration court? This judge thinks so ), experts have responded. Here are some excerpts: Former Immigration Judge Eliza Klein writes : "No...
  • Federal Judge Encourages New Citizens to Shape Future of USA

    Judge Sarah Evans Barker, a senior judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, appointed to the federal bench in 1984, delivered the remarks below to the 68 new citizens during a naturalization ceremony Nov. 17, shortly after...
  • Massachusetts: Judge Has Broad Discretion in Weighing Causation Evidence

    The Massachusetts Industrial Accident Reviewing Board erred when it reversed an administrative judge’s decision that awarded benefits for a claimant’s left shoulder injury. The Board found that the judge had mischaracterized the findings of...
  • California: Duty to Develop the Record vs. Mandate to Close Discovery

    Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases and statutes cited below . Judges are often forced to make a difficult choice. Should they exercise their duty to develop the record? Or should they follow the closure of discovery rule and proceed with...
  • Florida: JCC May Not Reduce Jointly Agreed Upon Attorney’s Fee

    In what appears to be Florida’s never-ending battle over attorney’s fees within the workers’ compensation system, a state appellate court reversed a portion of a Judge of Compensation Claims that reduced the agreed upon amount of the...