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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)
Attempted plane bomber sues over civil rights violations
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. Abdulmutallab, who attempted to detonate an underwear b (More)
Security Screening: Science or Sorcery?
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin, of Lewis and Clark Law School, discusses the effectiveness of TSA screening policies and how those policies affect our privacy rights...In the fall of 2001, I went on the market to become a law professor, and I was f (More)
Federal appeals court upholds sentencing of attempted bomber
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Monday upheld the conviction and sentencing of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] for his attempted bombing on an American aircraft. Abdulmutallab was sentenced to life in (More)
Saudi student sentenced to life for US bomb plot
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas sentenced a former Texas college student from Saudi Arabia to life in prison on Tuesday for trying to make a bomb for use in a jihad. One of Khalid Ali-M Aldawsar's possible targ (More)
Federal court sentences attempted plane bomber to life imprisonment
The US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Thursday sentenced Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to life imprisonment for his attempted bombing on an American aircraft. The 25-year old Nigerian national (More)
Attempted plane bomber pleads guilty to all charges
Nigerian national Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] pleaded guilty Wednesday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to all counts of a criminal indictment charging him for his role in the attempted (More)
Jury selection begins for accused plane bomber
Jury selection began on Tuesday for terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], the Nigerian accused of attempting to bring down a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit with a bomb in his underwear on C (More)
Federal judge rules accused plane bomber's hospital statements admissible
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled Thursday that statements made by Nigerian national Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] while in the hospital following his alleged attempt to det (More)
Federal appeals court rejects challenge to TSA body scans
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday unanimously rejected a constitutional challenge to the full-body scans conducted at airports by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) . The appeals court held that t (More)
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