Asylum Secured for Gay Russian Man

Hueston Hennigan obtained asylum for a pro bono client, a gay man from Russia who feared returning to the country where he had been subject to repeated abuses because of his sexual orientation.

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Judge Affirms School District’s Anti-Bullying Efforts

On Tuesday, Judge Cynthia A. Bashant of the Southern District issued an order denying a preliminary injunction requested by a San Diego group who sued the San Diego Unified School District to challenge its anti-bullying program. The program was originally developed to address a rise in Islamophobia.

“[The order] is a helpful guidepost for others who are trying to take meaningful productive steps to protect students in their schools, whether they’re targeted for race, gender, sexual orientation or something else,” said partner Moez Kaba in an article for the Daily Journal.

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