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Legal News
8 Aug 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The US Court for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday reversed [opinion, PDF] a lower court's decision in favor of an Oregon-based Islamic nonprofit corporation challenging the Bush administration's warrantless wiretap program. The US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] held that the federal … [read more]


Legal News
22 Dec 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on Tuesday ordered [text, PDF] the US government to pay more than $2.5 million in damages and attorney's fees to an Islamic charity for illegally wiretapping its conversations without a warrant. Judge Vaughn Walker … [read more]


Legal News
1 Apr 2010
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] A judge in the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] granted partial summary judgment [opinion, PDF] Wednesday in favor of an Islamic charity that claimed the federal government illegally wiretapped its conversations without a warrant. In its suit [JURIST report; EFF materials], the Al-Haramain … [read more]


Legal News
25 Aug 2009
by Abigail Salisbury

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday ruled against [opinion, PDF] a Humanitarian Law Project (HLP) [advocacy website] challenge to former President George W. Bush's Executive Order 13224 [Treasury materials], which prohibits unlicensed US groups and individuals from providing services to certain terrorist organizations designated … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jul 2009
by Andrew Morgan

[JURIST] The Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation [JURIST news archive] on Wednesday filed [motion, PDF] a request for partial summary judgment [FRCP 56 text] concluding that the National Security Agency (NSA) [official website] illegally wiretapped several conversations between the charity and its lawyers. The organization is suing [JURIST report; EFF materials] the … [read more]


Professional Commentary
10 Mar 2009

Victor Comras [Special Counsel, Eren Law Firm]: "Classified information and court rooms usually just don't mesh. And, this factor is at the very heart of the continuing dilemma we face in using our judicial system to deal with terrorism and terrorists. Terrorism cases pose very special investigative and court room … [read more]


Legal News
28 Feb 2009
by Steve Czajkowski

[JURIST] A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] Friday denied [opinion, PDF] an appeal by the Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] seeking to stop a lawsuit [JURIST report] brought by an Islamic charity alleging it was the subject of an illegal … [read more]


Legal News
6 Jan 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] A judge in the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on Monday ruled [opinion, PDF] that a lawsuit brought by an Islamic charity that alleged it was the subject of an illegal wiretap by the National Security Agency (NSA) [official website] may proceed. Judge … [read more]


Professional Commentary
17 Nov 2008

Victor Comras [Special Counsel, Eren Law Firm]: "The process used to designate, and freeze the assets of, terrorists and those providing material support for terrorism, has come under serious judicial challenge here and abroad. The European Court of Justice recently invalidated the EU's designations (binding on all EU member countries) … [read more]


Legal News
8 Nov 2008
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Oregon has ruled that the US Treasury Department's freezing of the assets of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation [JURIST news archive] violated the organization's due processes rights because it failed to provide any basis for designating it a "Specially … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jul 2008
by Deirdre Jurand

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] Wednesday dismissed [opinion, PDF] a lawsuit brought by an Islamic charity that alleged it was the subject of an illegal wiretap by the National Security Agency (NSA) [official website]. The government argued that the … [read more]


Legal News
16 Nov 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] Friday ruled [PDF text] that a defunct Muslim charity cannot use a document turned over to it by the US government as evidence that it was the subject of an illegal wiretap. The court held that a secret … [read more]


Academic Commentary
9 Aug 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that new Congressionally-approved revisions to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act give the Bush administration wide discretion to illegally spy on American citizens...Responding to fear-mongering by the Bush administration, the Democrat-led Congress has put its stamp of approval on … [read more]


Legal News
21 Sep 2006
by Katerina Ossenova

[JURIST] Lawyers for the US Department of Justice Thursday asked the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals [official website] to reverse a ruling [JURIST report] of Judge Garr King of US District Court in Portland to allow a lawsuit by the US branch of the Saudi Arabia-based Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation … [read more]


Legal News
8 Sep 2006
by Lisl Brunner

[JURIST] A federal judge in Oregon has allowed a lawsuit by the US branch of the Saudi Arabia-based Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation [Wikipedia profile] to proceed against the US government over the warrantless wiretapping [JURIST news archive] of communications between the foundation and its attorneys. On Thursday, Judge Garr King of … [read more]


Legal News
22 Jun 2006
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] If allowed to proceed, a lawsuit filed by an Oregon nonprofit organization challenging the NSA domestic surveillance program [JURIST news archive] would impermissibly reveal state secrets, lawyers for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) argued at a Wednesday hearing in federal court. The DOJ filed a notice [UPI report] … [read more]


Legal News
28 Feb 2006
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] An Oregon chapter of the defunct Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation [Wikipedia backgrounder] claimed in a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday that the National Security Agency had illegally wiretapping several conversations between the charity and its attorneys. The complaint alleges that the NSA failed to get a court order authorizing … [read more]

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