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Sudan agrees to compensate victims of USS Cole bombing in Yemen
Sudan's transitional government agreed Thursday to compensate victims of a suicide bombing on the USS Cole, while at a port in Yemen in 2000, that resulted in the death of 17 US sailors. This move is an essential requirement before Sudan can be remov (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)
Supreme Court rules against victims of attack on USS Cole in lawsuit against Sudan
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against the victims of the attack on the USS Cole and their families.The opinion, authored by Justice Samuel Alito, held that the Republic of Sudan was improperly served and cannot have a default judgement e (More)
Supreme Court hears arguments on foreign states service process, Social Security attorney's fee caps
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Wednesday regarding service processes for foreign states under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) and attorney's fee caps for lawyers representing clients in Social Security benefit cases. (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)
Pentagon official stays Marine Corps general's contempt conviction
A Pentagon official on Friday ordered the release of a Marine Corps general, who was sentenced last week to 21-days confinement to his quarters by Guantánamo Bay military commissions judge Air Force Col. Vance Spath.Marine Brigadier General John (More)
Guantanamo: military general sentenced to 21 days confinement in 2000 USS Cole case
A judge for the Guantanamo military commissions on Wednesday held Marine Brigaider General John Baker, the chief defense counsel, guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him to 21 days confinement and a fine of $1,000.The conviction comes as a (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 21 October 2017
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called Christmas Day bomber, filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the US District Court for the District of Colorado alleging violations of his constitutional rights.Ab (More)
Supreme Court denies review in 2000 USS Cole attack case
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied certiorari in a case involving the 2000 Cole attack, leaving intact the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that the military trial of Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri may proceed. (More)
UN calls on Venezuela to address human rights violations amid political unrest
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a report on Wednesday highlighting the human rights violations abuses that have been committed in Venezuela amid this year's anti-government protests. Since the beginning of Ap (More)
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