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The Suspension Clause Challenge That Never Was
On Friday, June 26, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States decided a Suspension Clause challenge to expedited immigration proceedings.  In the widely anticipated judgment, the Court determined that no habeas could be brought as the original hab (More)
US senators concerned over potential COVID-19 outbreak at Guantanamo Bay
A group of US senators wrote to the US Secretary of Defense Wednesday expressing concern about the potential for a "significant outbreak" of COVID-19 at the Pentagon prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.The letter seeks to determine how the military is (More)
The Annihilation of International Law and the Right to Freedom of Speech: Julian Assange
Julian Assange is an Australian hacker, famous for revealing US secrets relating to war crimes committed in Iraq and Afghanistan. A whole cache of classified information was published by Assange's organization WikiLeaks, which revealed the details of (More)
Pakistan High Court commutes death sentence in Daniel Pearl case
A court in Pakistan on Thursday commuted the death sentence of the man accused of beheading Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002.Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh had been arrested and sentenced to death for orchestrating the kidnapping and mu (More)
Federal judge allows psychological evaluation of Guantanamo detainee
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday granted a Guantanamo Bay detainee's motion to compel a psychological evaluation by a mixed medical commission.Mohammed al-Qahtani, a Saudi Arabia national who, for the past (More)
9/11 Trials Will Shape Global Terrorism
The 2021 trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the “architect of 9/11,” and the other accused will write an important page in the legal chapter of dealing with terrorism. What is not clear is if this page will solve issues, sustain them, or even create mo (More)
Retired Justice Stevens dies at 99
Retired US Supreme Court Justice Justice John Paul Stevens died on Tuesday at 99 years old.Stevens was appointed by President Gerald Ford in 1975 and retired in 2010 after serving more than 34 years on the bench. He was known for his evolution i (More)
House approves defense bill limiting presidential authority to attack Iran
The US House of Representatives approved an amendment to the defense bill for fiscal year 2020 on Friday that would require the president to obtain congressional approval before ordering a military strike against Iran.The amendment passed 251-170 (More)
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)
Navy fires commander of Guantanamo military prison
The US Navy on Saturday fired the commander of the Guantanamo military prison for "loss of confidence in his ability to command," according to a Defense Department official who does not have the authority to speak publicly.Navy Rear Adm. John Rin (More)
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