Human dignity denied: Torture and accountability in the 'war on terror', Amnesty International, October 27, 2004 . Excerpt: The struggle against torture and ill-treatment by agents of the state requires absolute commitment and constant vigilance. It requires stringent adherence to safeguards. It demands a policy of zero tolerance. The US government has manifestly failed in [...]
Prye v. Blunt, United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Judge Otrie D. Smith, October 26, 2004 . Excerpt: Missouri is denying Prye the right to register to vote because the State of Illinois adjudged him mentally incapacitated and appointed him a guardian. In Illinois, such a judgment does not automatically deprive [...]
Assemblyman Reed Gusciora et. al. v. McGreevey et al., Superior Court of New Jersey, Judge Linda Feinberg, October 26, 2004 . Excerpt: Plaintiffs filed suit to prohibit 15 counties of the State from using the State-certified electronic voting machines for the November 2, 2004 Presidential election. Plaintiffs' application is to be heard within one week [...]
Diaz v. Hood, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Judge James L. King, October 26, 2004 . Read the full opinion here . Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.
Sandusky County Democratic Party et al. v. J. Kenneth Blackwell, Per Curiam, October 26 . Excerpt: In Ohio, like many other states, a voter may cast a ballot only in his or her precinct of residence. See Ohio Rev. Code Ann. Â§ 3503.01 (West 2004) (providing that an eligible voter "may vote at all elections [...]
William G. Ross, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University: "Chief Justice Rehnquist's hospitalization for thyroid cancer treatment has provided a sudden and poignant reminder to many voters that the winning candidate in next Tuesday's election is likely to make US court appointments that could have profound political consequences. The future of the Supreme Court, which [...]
O'Kelley et al. v. Cox, Georgia Supreme Court, October 26, 2004 . Excerpt: The fallacy in Appellants' argument is their insistence that they have a legal right not to participate in an election wherein a proposed constitutional amendment may not withstand judicial scrutiny in the event it is passed. However, their rights are limited to [...]
Draft legal opinion for White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales on the applicability of the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War to detainees held by the US in occupied Iraq , US Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel, March 19, 2004 . Read the memo here . [...]
Crime in the United States, 2003; US Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, October 27, 2004 . Read the full text of the report here . Reported in JURIST'S Paper Chase here.
Wexler et al. v. LaPore et al., United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Judge James I. Cohn, October 25, 2004 . Excerpt: o voting system is perfect. Distrust in an electorate's ability to properly use new technology does not give rise to an equal protection violation. Read the full text of [...]