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Federal Judge Excludes ICE Agents from Deposition Room for Testimony Regarding Immigration Information in Civil Rights Case

June 19, 2013 (1 min read)

Andrew Free writes - "See ... today's decision from Judge John S. Bryant, a Magistrate Judge in the Middle District of Tennessee.  The Court previously granted Plaintiffs' motion for a protective order regarding their immigration status and that of third-party witnesses.  ICE defendants' counsel claimed it was "absurd" to force the ICE agents to leave a deposition room while such questioning took place.  The Judge disagreed.  The case is Nunez-Escobar v. Gaines, No. 3:11-cv-994 (M.D. Tenn. filed Oct. 19, 2011).  It's being litigated by Hughes, Socol, Piers, Resnick & Dym, Ltd of Chicago, the ACLU-IRP, the ACLU of Tennessee, and Ozment Law.  Our hat goes off to Andre Segura and Justin Cox at ACLU-IRP, Jenna Miara, Cara Hendrickson, and Jose Behar and Hughes Socol, and Tricia Herzfeld at Ozment Law."