Judge: America Needs Independent Immigration Court System

Source: Associated Press via NewsOk The type of civil administrative adjudications that EOIR conducts are designed to be handled within the structure of the Department and it would take significant resources to create an agency separate from an executive branch cabinet officer. Beyond potential conflicts of interest, the judges said the DOJ agency and the court system have been underfunded …

President Obama Issues Executive Order Outlawing Employment Discrimination Against Gay, Transgender Americans

Source: NEDRA PICKLER/Associated Press via Tulsa World WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.” “America’s federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,” Obama declared at a White House …

Legal Diversity Pipeline Program Highlighted

High school students in a federal courtroom. Students in a federal court as part of the legal training seminar. TULSA, Oklahoma – Tulsa students from McLain, Booker T and Rogers high schools took part in an all day legal training seminar to show them career opportunities in the legal field. Tulsa attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons says the seminar was his way …