Matthews R Bark – Appeals court rejects legal case against deportation deferral program

Source   : AJC Com
By           : Jeremy Redmon
Category : Matthews Bark Criminal Defense, Matthews R Bark

Appeals court rejects legal case against deportation deferral program
Appeals court rejects legal case against deportation deferral program

A federal appeals court has rejected Mississippi’s attempt to scrap a controversial Obama administration program shielding young immigrants without legal status from deportation. The ruling is significant because it came from the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the same court that will hear arguments this month over whether the sweeping executive actions on immigration President Barack Obama announced last year will stand. In a 17-page order issued Tuesday, the appeals court upheld a decision from a lower court against Mississippi and a group of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and deportation officers. The appeals court said the plaintiffs had not “demonstrated the concrete and particularized injury required to give them standing to maintain this suit.”

At issued is the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. The program applies to young immigrants who were illegally brought to the U.S. as children, who attend school here and who do not have felony convictions. Those accepted into the program are granted temporary reprieves from deportation and permits to work legally in the U.S. As of December, 19,883 people living in Georgia have been accepted into the program. Mississippi officials have argued DACA has caused additional immigrants without legal status to remain in their state, resulting in additional costs for social services. The ICE agents said federal law requires them to detain and seek to deport all immigrants living illegally in the U.S. They worry that if they enforce the law and ignore DACA they will be subject to employment sanctions.

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Matthews R Bark – “Apple Is Trying To Squeeze Even More Money From Samsung In Patent Suit”

Source     – BGR
By            – Brad Reed
Category – Matthews Bark Criminal Defense, Matthews R Bark

Apple - Samsung Patent Wars
Apple – Samsung Patent Wars

Sorry, Samsung: It looks like that additional $290 million still isn’t enough for Apple. FOSS Patents notes that Apple filed a motion this week asking Samsung to pay an additional $15.7 million to help cover Apple’s legal expenses, which the company says totaled more than $60 million over the duration of the patent trial. Samsung is already on the hook for more than $929 million in its patent dispute with Apple so from that perspective another $15 million doesn’t seem like all that much.

Having losing parties pay for their opponents’ legal expenses in patent cases isn’t the norm in the United States right now, although that could change if the Innovation Act that passed in the House of Representatives on Thursday becomes law. In that legislation, losing patent plaintiffs will be made to pay for defendants’ legal fees so that non-infringing companies don’t have to waste untold amounts of money to defend themselves from constant suits.

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