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

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

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."