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A Day to Remember Justice
June 26 is a day designated by the United Nations as International Day in support of victims of torture. The General Assembly resolution creating the date imagined this as a day stakeholders - member states and their citizens - would unite in support (More)
Federal appeals court revives mosque surveillance claim
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit unanimously ruled Thursday that a federal district court improperly limited the scope of a lawsuit alleging that the FBI had illegally targeted mosques and Islamic individuals for s (More)
Federal judge allows Abu Ghraib prisoners' lawsuit to move forward
US District Judge Leonie Brinkema on Wednesday allowed a lawsuit brought by three former inmates of Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq against military contractor CACI Premier Technology to proceed. The case, originally filed in 2008 by the Center for Cons (More)
Federal appeals court rules government can withhold some files in Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac case
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Monday that the federal government, which took control of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) , may withhold certain d (More)
A Sino-American Cyber Security Agreement: Crisis Composed of Danger and Opportunity?
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law discusses the latest cyber security agreement between China and the US... It is a longstanding fiction that the Chinese word for "crisis" is composed of elements that signify "danger" and (More)
Federal judge dismisses lawsuit to protect US secrets on Iran
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a lawsuit against an anti-Iran advocacy group on Monday, claiming the case could raise national security risks by revealing state secrets. The order stems from a def (More)
The Second Circuit's Ghailani Decision and a Departure from the Right to a Speedy Trial
JURIST Guest Columnist Susan Herman of the Brooklyn Law School says that the Second Circuit's Ghailani decision is both novel and disturbing because the court relied on the departure from one principle—detention for the purposes of interrogatio (More)
Federal Shield Protection Needed to Protect Investigative Journalism
JURIST Guest Columnist Sandra Davidson, of the University of Missouri School of Law, says that by failing to provide shield protection at the Federal level, the US risks both a chilling effect on investigative journalism and an increased potential fo (More)
Federal judge allows NSA surveillance suit to continue
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday rejected a motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the National Security Agency (NSA) illegally surveilled "millions of ordinary Americans" in the wake of 9/11 (More)
Federal judge dismisses mosque surveillance lawsuit to protect state secrets
A judge for the US District Court for the Central District of California on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit against the FBI alleging that it illegally directed its agents to spy on Muslim communities. Judge Cormac Carney dismissed the case after concl (More)
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