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31 Aug 2014
by Neil Devlin

Six hundred and twenty-one detainees have been transferred from Guantanamo Bay since 2002. NPR and The New York Times have identified at least a dozen of the 621 whom have resumed terrorist activities. Of that dozen, two became leaders of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The news outlets acquired … [read more]

Professional Commentary
6 Mar 2014
by J. Wells Dixon of Center for Constitutional Rights
edited by Stephen Krug

JURIST Guest Columnist J. Wells Dixon, Senior Staff Attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, says that the continued detentions at Guantánamo are arbitrary and unduly perpetual...In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama declared that the US would complete its military mission in Afghanistan by the … [read more]

Academic Commentary
26 Nov 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Jeffrey Addicott of St. Mary's University School of Law says that the Second Circuit's opinion upholding the conviction of alien enemy combatant Ghailani offers a unique view into how a federal appeals court grapples with the legal complexities existing between law of war concerns and domestic criminal … [read more]

Academic Commentary
30 Apr 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist David Frakt of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the Obama administration should release those detainees held at Guantanamo Bay who have already been declared to not be a danger to the US...One of the most vexing problems currently facing the administration of US … [read more]

Professional Commentary
13 Dec 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Susan Hu of the Center for Constitutional Rights says that the Seventh Circuit misinterpreted Supreme Court precedent in Vance v. Rumsfeld and consequently diminished a fundamental constitutional protection...In a recent en banc opinion, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed a Bivens damages suit … [read more]

Legal News
10 Dec 2012
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] The US answered to allegations that it has illegally detained juveniles in a prison in Afghanistan in a recent report [text, DOC] given to the UN Committee on Rights of the Child [advocacy website]. The report was released in response to several inquiries regarding US compliance with the Convention … [read more]

Academic Commentary
28 May 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of Lewis & Clark Law School says that the government's unwillingness to clearly define which activities would make someone a 'covered person' under section 1021 of the NDAA likely resulted in a US District Court ruling that the section was unconstitutional...The case of Hedges v. … [read more]

Student Commentary
22 Feb 2012

JURIST Assistant Editor Kimberly Bennett, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2014, argues that the Stolen Valor Act is a piece of wartime legislation that is not the least restrictive means of furthering the government's interest and, as such, should be overturned... (Her opinions are not intended to … [read more]

Legal News
19 Apr 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] A Tunisian court on Tuesday dropped charges against a police officer who incited protests in several Arab countries when she allegedly slapped a local fruit vendor. Police woman Fedia Hamdi was accused of slapping Mohamed Bouazizi [TAP report] in December in a dispute during which Bouazizi's cart was confiscated … [read more]

Legal News
5 Nov 2010
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday ordered further review [opinion, PDF] of a lower court decision to release Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Mohamedou Olud Slahi [NYT materials], allegedly linked to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. … [read more]

Legal News
15 Oct 2010
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] Egypt issued new media restrictions Wednesday that critics say effectively put all live television media, including talk shows and news shows, under government control. The telecommunications regulator cancelled the broadcast permits [Washington Post report] of all private media companies forcing them to apply for new licenses through the state … [read more]

Legal News
5 Sep 2010
by Erin Bock

[JURIST] An independent journalist is expected to go on trial for allegedly libeling Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abult Gheit [official website] according to Sunday press reports. Gheit alleges that Hamdi Qandeel insulted him [AFP report] in an article he wrote for the independent daily Shorouk [official website, in Arabic] in … [read more]

Student Commentary
25 Jun 2010

Kristine Long, Jurist Student Staff Association (JSSA) President, Pitt Law '11, attended the First Annual JSSA Debate... The first debate hosted by the JURIST Student Staff Association concerned the heated topics of terrorism and national security. These topics have became increasingly relevant to Americans in the wake of 9/11, as … [read more]

Professional Commentary
23 Dec 2009

Elizabeth Samson [Visiting Fellow, Hudson Institute]: "On January 22, 2009, President Obama issued an executive order to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay within a year and on December 15 he announced his plan to transfer Guantanamo detainees to the Thompson Correctional Center in Illinois. The President is trying to … [read more]

Legal News
20 Aug 2009
by Amelia Mathias

[JURIST] Judge Reggie Walton of the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] issued a ruling [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that severely curtails the federal government's ability to use hearsay evidence in trials against Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees. While in normal criminal and civil cases hearsay … [read more]

Legal News
8 Jun 2009
by Andrew Morgan

[JURIST] Former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee at the center of a landmark Supreme Court case Lakhdar Boumediene [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] said in an interview with ABC News [ABC report] released Monday that he was tortured by American personnel at the detention facility. Boumediene said that he … [read more]

Legal News
20 May 2009
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] Judge John Bates of the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday on the limits of detaining terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] who are not actual members of terrorist groups under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force … [read more]

Legal News
7 Apr 2009
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] A group of 17 Chinese Uighur [JURIST news archive] Muslims held at the Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detention center filed a petition for certiorari [text, PDF] with the US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] Monday, asking the Court to order their release. The petition seeks the … [read more]

Professional Commentary
18 Mar 2009

Gabor Rona [International Legal Director, Human Rights First]: "Last Friday, the Obama administration for the first time articulated in court its vision of authority to detain persons who are now being held at Guantanamo. The government's brief in the In Re: Guantanamo Bay Detainee Litigation case in the District Court … [read more]

Academic Commentary
22 Jan 2009

JURIST Contributing Editor Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law says the pending closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison by executive order of new US President Barack Obama pointedly leaves open the politically and legally troubling question of what to do with all the detainees... President Barack Obama's executive … [read more]

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