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Legal News
2 days ago
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] A federal judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Thursday rejected [opinion, PDF] a legal challenge from a Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] detainee who claimed that his detention at the naval base was illegal. Muktar Yahya Najee al-Warafi from Yemen was captured … [read more]


Legal News
14 Apr 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Monday sentenced a former Blackwater security contractor to life in prison and three others to 30 years for the killing of unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2007 [NYT report]. Nicholas Slatten, a former Army sniper, … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jun 2014
by William Hibbitts

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit [official website] on Tuesday dismissed [opinion, PDF] a lawsuit brought by a former Guantanamo detainee against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld [JURIST news archive]. According to the original complaint [complaint, PDF] the plaintiff, Sami Abdulaziz Allaithi, was an … [read more]


Legal News
4 Dec 2013
by Nicholas Tomsho

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Tuesday affirmed [opinion, PDF] the district court's denial of a writ of habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainee Abdul Razak Ali. Ali, who was captured in 2002 during an 18-day stay at a Pakistan guesthouse with … [read more]


Legal News
9 Oct 2013
by Cynthia Miley

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday that the Detainee Treatment Act [text] prevents the court from having jurisdiction over a former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] detainee's lawsuit for damages. Adel Hassan Hamad [JURIST news archive], a Sudanese national, was captured … [read more]


Legal News
5 Oct 2013
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] On Friday, Judge Royce Lamberth for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] ordered the release of Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] prisoner Ibrahim Idris [DOD backgrounder], who suffers from a severe mental illness. Idris, originally from Sudan, was sent to Guantanamo more than 11 years … [read more]


Legal News
16 Dec 2012
by Cynthia Miley

[JURIST] A federal judge for the US District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday affirmed [opinion, PDF] a denial of a petition for habeas corpus from Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] detainee Khirullah Khairkhwa [NY Times backgrounder]. The US District Court for the District … [read more]


Legal News
7 Sep 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Thursday rejected [opinion, PDF] new restrictions on lawyers representing Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] detainees who have had their habeas corpus challenges denied or dismissed. In hearing the challenge to the new rules last month, … [read more]


Legal News
18 Aug 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] held a hearing Friday regarding a challenge to new restrictions on lawyers representing Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] detainees who have had their habeas corpus challenges denied or dismissed. Chief Judge Royce Lamberth expressed skepticism about the new restrictions … [read more]


Legal News
9 Aug 2012
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Tuesday filed a brief [text, PDF] with the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] asserting that the government should decide when a Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] prisoner is granted continued regular access to legal counsel absent … [read more]


Legal News
30 Mar 2012
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] A federal judge on Wednesday awarded [opinion, PDF] $44.6 million from Iran to two US marines and their families as a result of injuries sustained in the 1983 suicide-truck bombing on American barracks in Beirut, Lebanon [BBC backgrounder]. Relying on the findings of fact from Peterson v. Islamic Republic … [read more]


Legal News
27 Jul 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Wednesday dismissed [opinion, PDF] an appeal attempting to overturn April's decision [text, PDF; JURIST report] that ended an injunction [JURIST reports] on federal funding of embryonic stem cell [JURIST archive] research. The initial suit, brought by two … [read more]


Legal News
20 May 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Thursday granted $300 million in punitive damages in each of two cases against Iran for deaths resulting from suicide bombings by Iranian-backed terrorist groups. The two claims against Iran were brought on behalf of … [read more]


Legal News
25 Mar 2011
by Brian Jackson

[JURIST] A federal judge on Thursday dismissed [opinion, PDF] a suit by former assistant US Attorney Richard Convertino in which the former prosecutor accused the Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] of violating the Administrative Procedures Act and his right to privacy. Judge Royce Lamberth of the US District Court … [read more]


Legal News
29 Sep 2010
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] granted a stay [text, PDF] Tuesday allowing federal funding for stem cell research [JURIST news archive] to continue pending a full appeal. After hearing oral arguments on Monday, the three-judge panel dissolved the temporary stay [order, … [read more]


Legal News
9 Sep 2010
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted the Obama administration's request for an emergency stay [order, PDF] Thursday, lifting the ban on stem cell research [JURIST news archive]. The Obama administration sought the stay Wednesday after Judge Royce Lamberth of the US District Court … [read more]


Legal News
8 Sep 2010
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Tuesday denied [order, PDF] a motion to stay a preliminary injunction [order, PDF; JURIST report] issued in August barring government funding of stem cell research [JURIST news archive]. Chief Judge Royce Lamberth had granted … [read more]


Legal News
1 Sep 2010
by Daniel Richey

[JURIST] The Obama administration on Tuesday appealed [notice of appeal, PDF; motion to stay, PDF] last week's ruling by the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] that granted a preliminary injunction [opinion, PDF; JURIST report] blocking federal funding for embryonic stem cell research [JURIST news archive]. … [read more]


Legal News
25 Aug 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice [DOJ] [official website] announced Tuesday that it will appeal a preliminary injunction [JURIST report] issued earlier this week blocking federal funding for embryonic stem cell [JURIST news archive] research. The DOJ will seek to appeal the suspension and also to stay the suspension while … [read more]


Legal News
24 Aug 2010
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] issued a preliminary injunction [opinion text] Monday blocking federal funding for embryonic stem cell [JURIST news archive] research. Last year, President Barack Obama signed an executive order [JURIST report] permitting federal funding for some forms … [read more]

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