HomeExecutive Branch

Executive Branch

In 2007, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) detained Alejandro Rodriguez, a lawful resident working as a dental assistant.[1] Rodriquez was brought to the U.S. when he was an infant.[2] DHS initiated removal proceedings against Rodriguez after he was convicted for possession of a controlled substance

Read More

In November 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Oregon handed down an extraordinary decision in a case called Juliana v. United States.[1] Plaintiffs––a group of children––challenged the “policies, acts, and omissions” of the President of the United States and several federal

Read More

The Trump travel ban executive orders, issued in January and March 2017, each called for a 120-day suspension of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (“USRAP”) in order to allow for a review of the security measures necessary by executive agencies.[1] Both orders were stayed nationwide

Read More

After more than 1,100 law professors sent an open letter opposing the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, many received something wholly unexpected in return: open records requests for their university-account emails containing the words “Sessions,” “Jeff Sessions,” or “Attorney General.” These requests

Read More

Last month, State Attorney Aramis Ayala, who represents the Orlando area counties, announced that she would not be seeking the death penalty in the prosecution of Markeith Loyd. Loyd was charged with killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and fatally shooting an already wounded police officer. Days after

Read More