January 19, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Friday that a lower court was correct in dismissing the claim for damages brought by Abdul Rahim Abdul Razak Al Janko, a former Guantanamo detainee, on jurisdictional grounds. The court based its decision on an interpretation of ...[read more]
October 24, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge to limits on the political contributions that donors can make to candidates running for Montana state offices. Montana's campaign finance law limits the individual contributions to gubernatorial and lieutenant governor candidates to $500 and ...[read more]
October 10, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday issued an order temporarily staying an injunction blocking Montana's campaign finance law. Montana's campaign finance law law limits the individual contributions to gubernatorial and lieutenant governor candidates to $500 and contributions ...[read more]
October 4, 2012
by Max Slater
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Montana on Wednesday ruled that a state law that limits campaign contributions violates the free speech clause of the First Amendment. Montana's campaign finance law limits the individual contributions to gubernatorial and lieutenant governor ...[read more]
May 31, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On May 31, 2011, the Department of Defense (DOD) announced that military prosecutors had brought charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other alleged 9/11 conspirators. The individuals were charged under the Military Commissions Act of 2009 (MCA) and accused of conspiracy, attacking ...[read more]
November 16, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On November 16, 2006, US Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) introduced legislation that would have amended the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA) to restore habeas corpus rights to military detainees. A key provision in the MCA stripped US courts of jurisdiction to consider writs of habeas corpus filed ...[read more]
February 17, 2010
by David Manes
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Tuesday that claims of unlawful treatment and wrongful death brought on behalf of two former Guantanamo Bay detainees are barred by the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA). The two men, Yasser Al-Zahrani and Salah Ali ...[read more]
February 2, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Jon May: On Monday, January 25, 2010, the Supreme Court denied General Manuel Noriega's petition for certiorari review. But the case before the Court is hardly at an end. Counsel for General Noriega will file a petition for rehearing on February 19, 2010. While it is rare for the Court... ...[read more]
September 11, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
Military lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainee and alleged 9/11 co-conspirator Ramzi bin al-Shibh on Wednesday asked the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to declare the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA) unconstitutional. Commander Suzanne Lachelier and Lt. Commander ...[read more]
July 7, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
Retired Rear Admiral John Hutson, formerly the US Navy's Judge Advocate General, argued Tuesday that the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA) should be repealed rather than reformed. At a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hutson said that although he was an early and... ...[read more]

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