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.


Federal Appeals Court Halts Activists’ Efforts to Stop EPA Backtracking on Chlorpyrifos

A federal appeals court dealt a blow to activists’ attempts to override the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision not to ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals delivered its ruling on procedural grounds, opining that the coalition, led by the Pesticide Action Network North America, hadn’t followed proper protocol. The three-judge panel




Hawaii Judge Says Grandparents, Grandchildren Can Circumvent Trump Travel Ban

A Hawaii judge chipped away at Donald Trump’s signature travel ban on Thursday, ruling that overseas relatives of American citizens and residents would be allowed to circumvent the president’s signature immigration action. Midway through June, the Supreme Court allowed part of the contentious executive order to take effect, limiting migration from six Muslim-majority countries to



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.