December 5, 2012
by Keith Herting
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of California on Tuesday refused to issue an injunction to block a pending law preventing mental health providers from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) with minors. Claiming that the challenge to the law is "not likely ...[read more]
May 18, 2012
by Cody Harding
On May 18, 2009, the US Supreme Court ruled in Ashcroft v. Iqbal, concerning a complaint filed against former US Attorney General John Ashcroft, FBI Director Robert Mueller and other officials. The Court held 5-4 that terrorism suspect Javaid Iqbal failed to adequately state a claim under Rule 8 ...[read more]
December 24, 2010
by Drew Singer
A Swiss judge on Thursday called for the prosecution of three engineers who have links to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for allegedly smuggling nuclear weapons technology to Pakistan. After six years of investigation, Swiss federal magistrate Andreas Mueller recommended that the three ...[read more]
March 15, 2010
by Max Parmelee
Zach Mueller, Pitt Law '12, recently attended oral arguments in the case of Humanitarian Law Project v. Holder at the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. He shares his thoughts on the experience...The red velvet curtain parted, and Chief Justice John Roberts emerged from the narrow opening behin... ...[read more]
September 17, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
FBI Director Robert Mueller addressed the FBI's role in leading the new specialized interrogation group to question top terrorist suspects as well as many other topics in a wide ranging oversight hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday. Mueller said that the new interrogation pan... ...[read more]
August 20, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
Eight years after 9/11, counterterrorism efforts continue to dominate the operations and budget of the FBI, according to a Tuesday report by the New York Times. Since the attacks, the bureau has doubled the number of agents it assigns to counterterrorism efforts and has created specialized... ...[read more]
June 9, 2009
by Christian Ehret
FBI Director Robert Mueller said Monday that the FBI will continue investigating mosques when there may be evidence or information regarding criminal wrongdoings. Mueller's defense of such investigations followed a complaint sent to US Attorney General Eric Holder from the Council of Islamic Org... ...[read more]
May 21, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
FBI Director Robert Mueller told the US House Judiciary Committee Wednesday that the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to the US could pose a threat to national security, even if they remain in maximum security facilities. He said that they could either participate in terrorist activities ...[read more]
May 18, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 in Ashcroft v. Iqbal that a complaint filed against former US Attorney General John Ashcroft, FBI Director Robert Mueller and other officials by a terrorism suspect failed to adequately state a claim under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8 and the Court... ...[read more]
May 18, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Ashcroft, et al. v Iqbal, et al., US Supreme Court, May 18, 2009. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]

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