July 18, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The US Department of Defense (DOD) has notified Congress that it intends to transfer six Guantanamo detainees to Uruguay, officials said Wednesday. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel reportedly notified Congress about the transfers last week, which are scheduled to take place as soon as next month. ...[read more]
June 24, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday released a previously secret government memo outlining the Obama administration's legal basis for the 2011 drone strike against US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. According to the memo, al-Awlaki played an important role in al Qaeda in the ...[read more]
June 22, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Obama administration on Friday announced that it would boost the ranks of immigration judges, lawyers and asylum officers to decrease the flow of undocumented children into the country. According to homeland security deputy director Alejandro Mayorkas, 52,000 unaccompanied children arrived on ...[read more]
June 14, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Jonathan Hafetz of the Seton Hall University School of Law discusses some of the lessons offered by the Bergdahl exchange as they relate to US policy on Guantanamo ... The Obama administration has confirmed that it will continue to pursue its longstanding goal of closing the ...[read more]
June 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday released the Clean Power Plan proposal at the direction of President Barack Obama. The plan will, for the first time, cut carbon pollution from existing power plants in an effort to protect public health and fight climate change without ...[read more]
June 1, 2014
by Julie Deisher
US President Barack Obama announced Saturday that prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl had been released into US custody in exchange for five detainees held at Guantanamo Bay. Bergdahl was the only confirmed US prisoner of war from the conflict in Afghanistan remaining in enemy custody. The Obama ...[read more]
May 4, 2014
by Jaimie Cremeans
Chief Prosecutor Brig. Gen. Mark S. Martins of the war crimes court at Guantanamo Bay filed a motion, which was made public on Monday, asking the court to reconsider an order from last month that released classified information to defense attorneys regarding the arrest, detention and ...[read more]
April 17, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday released statisticsthat show a steady decline in new deportation cases brought by the Obama administration in US immigration courts over the last five years, and that more judges have begun ruling against deportations. The numbers indicate a 43 ...[read more]
April 14, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A foreign ministry spokesperson on Monday said that Iran plans to sue the US over its refusal to grant an entry visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, Tehran's newly-proposed ambassador to the United Nations (UN). As the UN is based in New York, this US decision bars the nominee from taking up and carrying ...[read more]
April 13, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
An Iranian appeals court on Saturday overturned the death sentence of ex-Marine Amir Hekmati who was convicted of spying for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2011. Saturday's ruling decreased Hekmati's sentence to 10 years in prison. Hekmati is a dual US-Iranian citizen who was arrested ...[read more]

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