The Justice Department Sent Immigration Judges A White Nationalist Blog Post With Anti-Semitic Attacks

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An email sent from the Justice Department to all immigration court employees this week included a link to an article posted on a white nationalist website that “directly attacks sitting immigration judges with racial and ethnically tinged slurs,” according to a letter sent by an immigration judges union and obtained by BuzzFeed News.

According to the National Association of Immigration Judges, the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) sent court employees a link to a blog post from VDare, a white nationalist website, in its morning news briefing earlier this week that included anti-Semitic attacks on judges.

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As NY ‘Red Flag’ Law Takes Effect, Judges Face Duty to Eye Fitness for Gun Ownership | New York Law Journal

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The law in New York will allow law enforcement, a state prosecutor, a family or household member, or certain school employees to file an application in the state Supreme Court of each county to request that an individual be temporarily suspended from owning or buying a gun.

That’s called an Extreme Risk Protection Order, which can remain in effect for up to a year, according to the law. The order can be renewed at the end of that term, but the length of an initial order is capped at a year.

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FORMS & INSTRUCTIONS – Application for an Extreme Risk Protection Order – Supreme Court Forms | NYCOURTS.GOV

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Steps to Prepare and File an Extreme Risk Protection Order Application

An Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) is a court order issued when a person may be dangerous to themselves or others.  An ERPO prohibits a person from purchasing or possessing guns and requires the person to surrender any guns they already own or possess.  An ERPO can also direct the police to search a person, premises or a vehicle for guns and remove them.  An ERPO case may be started by a district attorney, a police officer, a school official, or a member of the person’s family or household.  It is a civil case.  ERPO cases have no criminal charges or penalties.

The petitioner is the person filing the ERPO application with the court.  The respondent is the person you are asking the Court to issue an ERPO against.  The petitioner can be a district attorney, a police officer, a school official, or a member of the respondent’s family or household.  No matter who starts the case, you must follow these steps:

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NY becomes 17th state with mental-health gun control–NY Post

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* New York’s red flag law goes into effect Saturday, making it the 17th state to pass the gun control measure that prevents people who show signs of being at risk to themselves or others from purchasing or owning a firearm, rifle or shotgun, the New York Post reports.