Public Should See Judges’ Names In Complaints, DC Circ. Told

Law360, New York (December 18, 2015, 3:56 PM ET) — The U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review has failed to show that the names of immigration judges who have been subject to complaints qualify under federal regulations to be protected from public view, a lawyers’ group told the D.C. Circuit on Thursday.

The judges’ names do not qualify for exemptions from Freedom of Information Act requests because the public’s interest in holding individual judges accountable, encouraging additional complaints and evaluating how the government handles grievances outweighs the judges’ privacy interests, the American Immigration…

Source: Law360