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Supreme Court adds cases on Hague Convention, EPA, race discrimination in media, declines to hear Guantanamo appeal
The US Supreme Court's Monday orders added five new cases on a range of topics from the EPA to race discrimination in media, but denied a case filed by a current Guantanamo prisoner. A Yemeni national, al-Alwi, has been held in Guantanamo Bay, Cub (More)
Federal appeals court vacates more than two years of decisions by military judge overseeing USS Cole bombing case
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that more than two years of decisions by Colonel Vance Spath, a military tribunal judge who formerly oversaw the case of Abd Al-Rahim Hussein Muhammed Al-Nashiri, should be di (More)
Kennedy: A Flexible Jurisprudence
Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement yesterday rightfully set off shock waves across the country. For the past three decades, Justice Kennedy has gone from one of the more moderate justices who could sometimes swing an important vote, to (More)
Federal judge overturns contempt conviction of Guantánamo defense counsel
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday overturned the contempt conviction of a Marine general. Judge Royce Lamberth overturned the contempt conviction of Marine Brigadier General John Baker, chief defense counse (More)
Guantanamo 9/11 detainee seeks vindication of right to create and distribute artwork
Ammar al Baluchi , a forty-one-year old Pakistani national accused of helping to plan the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has filed a motion in military court requesting it to strike down the Defense Department's restrictions on his ability to create and di (More)
Trump administration misses transfer deadline for Guantánamo detainee
The Trump administration has yet to repatriate Guantánamo detainee Ahmed Muhammed Haza al-Darbi to Saudi Arabia, effectively missing the Tuesday deadline established in his 2014 plea deal. Darbi pleaded guilty and admitted to involvement in al Qa (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 10 February 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The Supreme Court of Ireland formally ruled in a unanimous decision on Friday that the complete employment ban on asylum seekers was unconstitutional. UN Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 10 February 2018
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: Dozens of attorneys with the Legal Aid Society and Bronx Defenders on Thursday held a protest outside of the Bronx Criminal Court after one of their clients were arrested by Immigration and Custo (More)
Guantánamo war court officials terminated
Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Monday fired two Guantánamo Bay officials responsible for overseeing the trials of accused war criminals including the planners of the 9/11 attack. The officials are Harvey Rishikof, designated by Mattis as th (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 3 February 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The UN expressed concern Thursday about human rights abuses in Mali despite the Malian government signing a peace agreement in 2015 with several armed groups. The International Court of J (More)
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