January 15, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The trial of four individuals accused of aiding the terrorists who perpetrated the September attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, commenced Wednesday. The Somali Islamist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack, in which at least 62 people died and 175 were injured. ...[read more]
July 23, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
A judge for the US District Court for the District of North Dakota on Monday temporarily blocked a North Dakota abortion law, calling it unconstitutional. HB 1456 is one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country and would prohibit abortions after the point at which cardiac activity can ...[read more]
February 5, 2013
by Dan Taglioli
NBC News on Monday released a Department of Justice (DOJ) confidential "white paper" that reveals details of the legal justifications for the Obama administration's unprecedented use of lethal drone strikes against al Qaeda suspects who are US citizens abroad. The 16-page memo explores the legal ...[read more]
December 30, 2012
by Max Slater
Police in New Delhi, India on Saturday charged six men with the murder of a woman who died from injuries sustained in a gang-rape. The woman, a 23-year-old medical student, was gang raped on a bus in New Delhi on December 16 and died in a Singapore hospital on Saturday. The suspects, who were ...[read more]
April 11, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
US Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) predicted Sunday that President Obama will nominate a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens in time for hearings to be concluded over the summer. In an appearance with Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on NBC... ...[read more]
March 8, 2010
by JURIST Staff
March 8 is International Women's Rights and International Peace day, better known as International Women's Day .US Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was born on March 8, 1841. Learn more about Justice Holmes and pay a virtual visit to his gravesite at Arlington National Cemetary. ...[read more]
February 17, 2010
by Haley Wojdowski
A judge from the US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama sentenced former HealthSouth executive Ken Livesay to five months in prison on Tuesday for his involvement in the company's accounting fraud. Judge Karon Bowdre sentenced Livesay for the fourth time after the US Court of App... ...[read more]
July 23, 2007
by Michael Sung
US Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell insisted Sunday that the United States does not engage in torture, but refused to elaborate on the specific methods used during enhanced interrogations of terror suspects. In an appearance on NBC's Meet the Press, McCon... ...[read more]
July 2, 2007
by Michael Sung
US Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said Sunday that he is prepared to initiate a Senate vote to hold officials in the White House, the Vice President's office, and the Department of Justice in contempt of Congress if they refuse to cooperate with congressional subpoenas... ...[read more]
June 22, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
The White House Friday denied a Thursday AP report that officials are nearing a decision to close the Guantanamo Bay military prison, saying that, although there is a general desire to eventually close the facility, nothing is imminent. White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino sai... ...[read more]

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