Ryan J. Farrick

Ryan Farrick is a freelance writer and small business advertising consultant based out of mid-Michigan. Passionate about international politics and world affairs, he’s an avid traveler with a keen interest in the connections between South Asia and the United States. Ryan studied neuroscience and has spent the last several years working as an operations manager in transportation logistics.

Wrongfully Convicted Ryan Ferguson Awarded $11m Settlement By Missouri Judge

From 2004 onward, Ryan Ferguson spent nearly a decade behind bars, framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Only in 2013 did the Missouri Court of Appeals (Western District) overturn his conviction, acting on information that key pieces of evidence had been intentionally withheld from the defense during trial. On Monday, Judge Nanette Laughrey awarded

Complaints Against American Air Carriers Sky-High Compared to 2016, Says USDOT

Complaints against American air carriers are sky-high, according to a recently-released U.S. Department of Transportation report. April was a particularly bad month for airlines. Several high-profile public relations bungles left companies like Delta and Spirit scrambling to repair their reputations, all while fending off aggressive inquiries from Congress. Complaints about air carriers filed with the

Judge Gives Green Light for Widow of Gregory Harvey to Sue ICE

A United States district judge is allowing a complaint filed by the widow of Gregory Harvey to proceed to trial, despite the objections of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Harvey, a Jamaican-born green card holder, was detained by ICE for nearly two years while awaiting possible deportation to a prison in Goshen, NY.

Attorneys General Work to Overhaul Weak Class Action Settlement Against Remington

A coalition of attorneys general from across the United States are backing an effort to overturn a class action settlement against firearms manufacturer Remington. The attorneys general claim the terms of the settlement were too lenient, as they allowed Remington to downplay the danger their defective devices posed to the public. The sweeping class action

Judge Orders Wisconsin Department of Corrections to Stop Abuse at Juvenile Facilities

A federal judge ruled Monday that the Wisconsin Department of Corrections must institute a series of changes to ‘drastically reduce’ inmate abuse at juvenile detention facilities across the state. Coverage by The New York Times indicates that U.S. District Judge James Peterson delivered his verdict with the intention of reducing and eliminating constitutional violations at

Republicans Get On Board With Consumer Protections for Air Travelers

Republicans in Congress are finally warming up to the idea of added consumer protections for air travelers. While The Hill reports that many GOP legislators had been opposed to regulating the airline industry just over a year ago, rejecting calls to curtail a hefty variety of fees and establish minimum seat sizes. However, recent controversies