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The Trump administration has been trying to ramp up deportations of immigrants in the U.S. illegally, but immigration judges often put these cases on hold. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering overruling the judges, reports NPR. One practice that infuriates Sessions and other immigration hard-liners...

Court-watchers continue to report and comment on Wednesday’s oral argument in Benisek v. Lamone, a high-profile partisan-gerrymandering challenge by Republican voters to a Democratic-leaning congressional district in Maryland. At Governing, Alan Greenblatt reports that although the “argument suggested that a number of justices — perhaps...

The petition of the day is: Biestek v. Berryhill 17-1184 Issue: Whether a vocational expert’s testimony can constitute substantial evidence of “other work,” 20 C.F.R. § 404.1520(a)(4)(v), available to an applicant for social security benefits on the basis of a disability, when the expert fails upon the applicant’s...