March 19, 2009
by Benjamin Hackman
A spokesperson for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) said Wednesday that the DOJ will limit prison restrictions on John Walker Lindh, a California man known as the American Taliban. Lindh is serving a 20-year sentence in an Indiana federal prison after pleading guilty in 2002 to supply... ...[read more]
December 2, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday held in Associated Press v. United States Department of Justice that the petition for commuted sentence of charged Taliban supporter John Walker Lindh falls under invasion-of-privacy exceptions to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and ...[read more]
April 5, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
The family of John Walker Lindh said Wednesday that a clemency petition has been filed on their son's behalf, seeking to reduce his 20-year sentence in light of the nine-month sentence handed down to Australian David Hicks last week. Lindh, the American caught fighting for the Taliban in Afghani... ...[read more]
January 20, 2006
by Asha Puttaiah
The father of John Walker Lindh, the American caught fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, called on President Bush Thursday to grant his son clemency and commute his 20 year sentence in a speech to San Francisco's Commonwealth Club. Lindh, who was 20-years-old when captured in Afgh... ...[read more]
December 21, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
An attorney for John Walker Lindh, the American caught fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, said Tuesday that Lindh has again asked President Bush to commute his 20-year prison sentence. Lindh was sentenced in 2002 after reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. Under the ...[read more]
December 2, 2004
by Jeannie Shawl
Sweden's Supreme Court Thursday reinstated the life sentence of the man convicted of murdering Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh in a Stockholm department store last year. Mijailo Mijailovic received the life sentence in March, but an appeals court later overturned the sentence, saying that M... ...[read more]
October 29, 2004
by Chris Buell
A lawyer who claims she was forced out of her position with the US Department of Justice after questioning its handling of the John Walker Lindh case has sued the department for retaliating against her. Jesselyn Radack filed the suit Thursday, alleging that DOJ had destroyed internal e-mails she ...[read more]
September 29, 2004
by Matt Lubniewski
Attorney General John Ashcroft rejected Wednesday a bid to commute the sentence of John Walker Lindh, an American caught fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan. Lindh pled guilty in 2002, and received a 20-year prison sentence. Lindh's attorney, who negotiated the original plea bargain, said th... ...[read more]
September 29, 2004
by Maryam Shad
In Wednesday's US law and business press, Law.com has an Associated Press report that the AP and the Hattiesburg American have agreed to end their litigation against the US Marshals Service over the erasing of a speech by US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.... Law.com also features an Assoc... ...[read more]
September 28, 2004
by Amit Patel
John Walker Lindh, the so-called American Taliban, asked President Bush Tuesday to commute his 20-year prison sentence for aiding the Taliban. Lindh's lawyer, James Brosnahan, said Lindh was just a young man in the wrong place at the wrong time and that his sentence should be reduce... ...[read more]

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