Tag: Justice Department

Closure of Office for Access to Justice

The ability of the poor to access civil courts suffered a setback with the effective closure of the federal Office for Access to Justice, critics of the move say. “The Justice Department has effectively shuttered an Obama-era office… Read More

Proposed Immigration Court Reform Could Be ‘Death Knell’

Judicial independence would suffer under a plan by the Trump administration to streamline immigration hearings, according to the editorial staff at The Washington Post. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking on Nov. 17 to the Federalist Society national lawyers… Read More

Boston Globe Deep-Dives Into Immigration Court Delays

Citing government studies, The Boston Glove is reporting that the immigration court “logjam” has more than doubled over the past decade, to include about a half-million cases including 11,271 cases in Boston, “As a result, some respondents’ cases… Read More