DC circuit

NIJC Sues Federal Government to Release Data on Racial Profiling in Immigration Enforcement

February 8, 2016
Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) filed a federal lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia demanding that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S.

United States v. Newman

United States v. Newman (D.C. Cir. November 17, 2015)

TATEL, Millett, Sentelle

Xie v. Kerry

DC Circuit 

Xie v. Kerry (DC Cir. March 10, 2015)

WILLIAMS, Henderson, Millett


D.C. Circuit

Judicial Watch v. Social Security Administration (D.C.Cir. Dec. 11, 2012)
KAVANAUGH Garland Williams

Summary:  Judicial Watch filed a FOIA seeking “the 100 U.S. employers that generated the most no-matches from 2001 through 2006.” Disclosure was denied under exemption three, because release was barred by tax statutes.  The employer’s identity, like the employees’ identity, is “return information” and thus exempt from disclosure.   


Hatim v. Gates

by Mark Fleming

Hatim v. Gates (DC Cir., February 15, 2011)
Henderson, Williams, Randolph

Summary: In vacating the grant of habeas corpus relief to the petitioner held at Guantanamo Bay, the D.C. Circuit affirmed that the military could lawfully detain individuals who not only were part of Al-Qaida or the Taliban but also “those who purposefully  and materially support” either of those organizations.  Al-Bihani v. Obama, 590 F.3d 866, 872 (D.C. Cir. 2010).



DC Circuit

Obama v. Abdah (DC Cir., January 11, 2011)
Denial of petition for rehearing en banc, with dissent by GRIFFITH, Rogers, Tatel

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