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ABA President says Trump Order Could Politicize the Process of Hiring Administrative Law Judges
ABA President Hilarie Bass says President Donald Trump’s executive order eliminating the competitive hiring process for administrative law judges is “ill-considered and legally vulnerable.”


Supreme Court Overturns Process That Had Been Used to Appoint SEC Administrative Law Judges 
Administrative law judges are officers of the United States within the meaning of the Constitution’s appointments clause, which requires their appointment by the president, courts or the heads of federal agencies, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.


ABA President Hilarie Bass Sends letter to DOJ, Homeland Security Opposing Separation of Children
ABA President Hilarie Bass sent a letter today to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expressing the association’s strong opposition to recent actions by the Department of Justice and DHS that have resulted in a drastic increase in the separation of children from their parents when arriving at the southern border.


Immigration Judges/Independence/Inferiority Issue
Read the latest articles on  Recent decisions  of Attorney General Sessions certifying cases to himself, ABA Statements, and the Department of Justice Executive Office of immigration Review