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Professional Commentary
9 Sep 2008

Safiya Ghori-Ahmad [Government Relations Director, Muslim Public Affairs Council]: "For many American Muslims, the case of Sami Al-Arian has become the most prominent illustration of the Bush administration's post-9/11 political prosecutions. Sami Al-Arian, a former University of Florida professor, was arrested in 2003 on charges of funding terrorism. In December … [read more]

Legal News
3 Sep 2008
by Joe Shaulis

[JURIST] US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) [official website] has released [advocacy group press release] Arab activist Sami Al-Arian [JURIST news archive] after five years in federal custody. The former University of South Florida (USF) [official website] computer science professor will remain under electronic monitoring pending trial on contempt charges … [read more]

Legal News
11 Jul 2008
by Steve Czajkowski

[JURIST] Arab activist Sami Al-Arian [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] was granted bail Thursday by a judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website], but it is speculated that he might be detained by immigration officials upon release. The former University of South Florida … [read more]

Academic Commentary
11 Mar 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Peter Erlinder of William Mitchell College of Law, attorney on appeal for Dr. Sami Al Arian, says that the treatment accorded the acquitted but still detained academic Palestinian activist from Tampa - now on hunger strike and in danger of irreversible renal failure at a federal prison … [read more]

Legal News
24 Mar 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] affirmed a civil contempt ruling [JURIST report] against former University of South Florida professor Sami al-Arian [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] Friday, rejecting al-Arian's argument that his plea agreement [text, PDF] exempted him from testifying before a Virginia … [read more]

Legal News
15 Aug 2006
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] An Egyptian appeals court ruled Monday that 11 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood [party website; FAS backgrounder] jailed since May after participating in pro-judicial independence protests [JURIST report] earlier this year should be released from detention [MB News report]. Detainees [JURIST report] ordered released include top Brotherhood members … [read more]

Legal News
25 May 2006
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] Sameeh Hammoudeh, a co-defendant in a Florida terrorism case with former University of South Florida computer science professor Sami Al-Arian [advocacy website; JURIST report], was deported earlier this week, according to Hammoudeh's attorney. Federal officials took Hammoudeh to his home state of Jordan on Tuesday, where he crossed the … [read more]

Legal News
1 May 2006
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] A federal judge has sentenced former University of South Florida computer science professor Sami Al-Arian [advocacy website; JURIST report] to another 18 months in prison before being deported after Al-Arian pleaded guilty [JURIST report] in the terrorism case last month. US District Judge James S. Moody formally imposed the … [read more]

Legal News
15 Apr 2006
by Greg Sampson

[JURIST] Lawyers familiar with the case of former University of South Florida computer science professor Sami al-Arian [advocacy website; JURIST report] said Friday that the Kuwait-born Palestinian activist had agreed to a deal with federal prosecutors in which he would plead guilty to a lesser terrorism-related charge of conspiring to … [read more]

Legal News
7 Dec 2005
by Krista-Ann Staley

[JURIST] A series of not guilty verdicts [JURIST report] returned by a federal jury Tuesday for former Florida professor Sami Al-Arian [JURIST news archive; advocacy website] on terrorism charges is being called a major defeat for law enforcement officials. Al-Arian was indicted [PDF indictment] for allegedly supporting terrorists, but the … [read more]

Legal News
6 Dec 2005
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] AP is reporting that a federal jury has acquitted Sami Al-Arian [JURIST news archive; advocacy website], the former Florida professor accused of aiding Palestinian terrorists, on some counts but has deadlocked on others.Previously in JURIST's Paper Chase...Ex-professor calls no witnesses to defend against US terror chargesFederal judge says no … [read more]

Legal News
27 Oct 2005
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] Lawyers for Sami Al-Arian [advocacy website], the former Florida college professor charged by the US government with aiding and abetting Palestinian terrorists, rested their case Thursday without calling a single witness to refute the five months of prosecution testimony. Al-Arian's lawyer called the prosecution an "all-out assault on the … [read more]

Legal News
1 Sep 2005
by Holly Manges Jones

[JURIST] A US judge Wednesday denied Sami Al-Arian's request for a mistrial after suggestions emerged that the jury was tainted in the ongoing trial against the ex-professor [JURIST report]. Sami Al-Arian [Wikipedia profile, advocacy website] and three other defendants are on trial in Florida related to charges [official charge sheet] … [read more]

Legal News
16 Aug 2005
by D. Wes Rist

[JURIST] Israeli police officer Yuval Avargil testified Monday in the ongoing trial [JURIST report] against Sami Al-Arian [advocacy website], a former University of South Florida professor that has been charged [official charge sheet], along with three other men, with raising money for and supporting Palestinian Islamic Jihad [MIPT backgrounder] in … [read more]

Legal News
6 Jun 2005
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] A prosecutor in the trial of former University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian [advocacy website] said in his opening remarks Monday that Al-Arian was at one time the most powerful man in an organization responsible for the deaths of more than 100 people in Israel, the West Bank, … [read more]

Legal News
19 May 2005
by David Shucosky

[JURIST] Lawyers Thursday finalized a pool of 12 jurors and 10 alternates for the trial of former University of South Florida computer science professor and Palestinian human right activist Sami Al-Arian [defense website, Wikipedia profile; United Faculty of Florida backgrounder] on charges that he financed terrorism [JURIST report]. The defense … [read more]

Legal News
16 May 2005
by David Shucosky

[JURIST] Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of a former computer science professor and three others accused of funding a terrorist group responsible for a bombing in Israel. Sami Al-Arian [defense website, Wikipedia profile] is charged [JURIST report] with using an Islamic think tank he established as a front … [read more]

Legal News
25 Mar 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] US District Judge James Whittemore has denied a second emergency request from Terri Schiavo's parents to reconnect the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube. Whittemore denied a first request on Tuesday [JURIST report; PDF ruling], but after that was unsuccessfully appealed all the way to the US Supreme Court [JURIST report] … [read more]

Legal News
21 Mar 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] US District Judge James Whittemore of the Middle District of Florida has scheduled a hearing for 3 PM Monday afternoon [PDF order] to consider a request to have feeding resumed for Terri Schiavo [JURIST news archive]. President Bush signed congressional legislation [JURIST report] early Monday morning to move her … [read more]

Legal News
26 Jan 2005
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] Lawsuits brought by three same-sex couples married in Massachusetts and Canada seeking to have their marriages recognized in Florida have been dropped because the plaintiffs do not want to risk having the US Supreme Court set precedent by rejecting their case. Two of the three suits, which challenge the … [read more]

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