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.


Texas Judge Shifts Exxon Mobil Lawsuit to New York

A federal judge in Texas ordered a lawsuit being pursued by oil giant Exxon Mobil to a Manhattan court, saying New York would be a more appropriate venue for the dispute. Exxon Mobil had been suing the Attorneys General of the states of New York and Massachusetts over allegations that the company had misled investors



Federal Judge Puts an Indefinite Hold on Revised Travel Ban

A federal judge in Hawaii granted the state’s request to continue a freeze on Donald Trump’s revised travel ban. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson played a critical role two weeks ago in halting the executive order from taking effect. Citing the President’s own words, Watson cast doubt on the claim that the order was intended


Judge Scraps Germanwings Lawsuit Two Years After Crash

Nearly two years after a passenger plane deliberately crashed into the French Alps, killing all aboard, a U.S. District Judge has scrapped a lawsuit against the Arizona flight school which trained Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz. Owned and operated by Lufthansa, the flight school was described by the plaintiffs’ lawyers as the “gatekeeper” for the commercial


Woman Allegedly Sexually Assaulted By A Prison Doctor Awarded $175k

The state of Oregon agreed Tuesday to pay $175,000 to a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a prison doctor during a gynecological exam. The lawsuit was filed in 2015 in U.S. District Court. Oregon Live reports that a Dr. Robert W. Snider, along with several other employees at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility,


Arrested ‘Dreamer’ Daniel Medina Ramirez Due To Be Released

An immigration judge in Washington ruled on Tuesday that Daniel Medina Ramirez could be released from detention, pending a deportation hearing. Ramirez, 24, had been arrested and taken away to a detention center a month and a half ago. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents had shown up at his house to take his father, a


Days After Defeat, Trump Again Raises Rumors of Republican Healthcare

Last week heralded the first major failure of the Trump administration as Republican lawmakers failed to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s signature healthcare act. The President himself had dejectedly announced on Friday that the United States is stuck with Obamacare. Following days of deal-making with the Freedom Caucus and negotiations with House moderates, the commander-in-chief



EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Wants to Repeal Safety Rules for Chemical Plants

Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has set in motion a process which would repeal Obama-era safety rules for chemical plants. The rule was in implemented in December, shortly before Barack Obama was due to leave office. The new regulation was intended as an overhaul of environmental safety standards aimed at “preventing and


Repeal of the Affordable Care Act Grinding to a Halt

Donald Trump has spent a busy few days in Washington trying to negotiate with Republican legislators on the conditions of a proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act. A number of House conservatives have voiced their disapproval of the replacement measure, stoking fears in the GOP that a planned vote may not take place this