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Senate holds second day of Sessions confirmation hearings
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday held the second day of confirmation hearing for Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions , President-elect Donald Trump's proposed attorney general. Sessions' first day of confirmation hearings took place Tuesday, whe (More)
War Crimes Allegations
The Iraq War was plagued with accusations of war crimes and atrocities, aimed at the different parties and countries involved in the conflict. The bulk of those claims revolved around the actual combat between US, Iraqi and guerrilla forces. However, (More)
Supreme Court rejects Rumsfeld torture suit appeal
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied certiorari in an appeal from two US citizens who were detained and tortured by US forces in Iraq. In Vance v. Rumsfeld [docket; cert. petition, PDF], the court was asked to consider whether federal courts may (More)
Federal appeals court revives Bush-era political hiring case
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday revived a 2008 lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) alleging discriminatory hiring practices based on political affiliation. Former DOJ intern Sean Gerlich alleges (More)
Federal appeals court dismisses torture suit against Rumsfeld
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit , sitting en banc Wednesday, ruled that two American citizens cannot sue former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld for alleged torture by US soldiers in Iraq. The plaintiffs, who worked for a private (More)
Eric Holder: Prosecutorial Discretion and Extrajudicial Deaths
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of the Lewis & Clark Law School argues that Attorney General Eric Holder should have given some explanation for his decision to refrain from prosecuting any suspects after spending years investigating the Central I (More)
HRW: Bush administration engaged in torture, rendition of Gaddafi opponents
During the administration of former US president George W. Bush , the US government tortured opponents of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive] and transferred them to Libya, Human Rights Watch (HRW) announced in (More)
Nobel laureate urges prosecution of Bush, Blair for Iraq war crimes
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu on Sunday called [Observer op-ed] for former US president George W. Bush and former UK prime minister Tony Blair to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for their roles in the 2003 invasion (More)
Malaysia rights group finds Bush and associates guilty of war crimes in symbolic trial
The Malaysian Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War (KLFCW) on Friday found former US president George W. Bush and seven administration officials guilty of war crimes after a symbolic trial. The five-member tribunal convicted Bush, former vi (More)
Malaysia rights group finds Bush, Blair guilty of war crimes in symbolic trial
The Malaysian Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War (KLFCW) on Tuesday found former US president George W. Bush, former UK prime minister Tony Blair guilty of war crimes after a symbolic trial . The duo was found guilty on charges in connecti (More)
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