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Student Commentary
11 Sep 2011

Lauren Prunty, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2012, is the author of the third article in a ten part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development under the direction of Professor Leonard Baynes. She writes on federal anti-terrorism law and the … [read more]


Student Commentary
11 Sep 2011

Christie Tomm, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2012, is the author of the second article in a ten part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development under the direction of Professor Leonard Baynes. She writes on the need to maintain a … [read more]


Legal News
16 Mar 2011
by Daniel Makosky

[JURIST] A Pakistani court on Wednesday acquitted and released US consulate worker Raymond Davis, who was being held in connection with the shooting deaths of two men. Earlier in the day, the court formally indicted [Times of India report] Davis on two counts of murder after the Lahore High Court … [read more]


Academic Commentary
9 Mar 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor L. Ali Khan, Professor of Law at Washburn University says the Congressional hearings proposed by Representative King violate the dignity of individual Muslim Americans, encourage over-generalizations that promote public panic and fear, and reveal inflated concerns for homeland security... Despite calls to stop the proposed Congressional hearings … [read more]


Legal News
8 Feb 2011
by Ashley Hileman

[JURIST] The Federal Investigation Agency of Pakistan [official website] on Monday named former president Pervez Musharraf [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] as an accused in the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. Musharraf's name was included on an interim criminal charge-sheet [BBC report] after … [read more]


Legal News
1 Feb 2011
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] A judge for the Lahore High Court [official website] on Tuesday ordered that US consulate worker Raymond Davis be held for the murder of two men in Pakistan last week, ignoring US protests [press release; JURIST report] that Davis enjoys diplomatic immunity. Chief Justice Ijaz Ihmad Chaudhry [official profile] … [read more]


Legal News
29 Jan 2011
by Megan McKee

[JURIST] The US Embassy in Pakistan on Saturday demanded [press release] the prompt release of a US man who it believes has been illegally arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two Pakistanis, arguing the man qualifies for diplomatic immunity. On Thursday, the diplomat was reportedly confronted by two … [read more]


Legal News
5 Dec 2010
by Aman Kakar

[JURIST] A Pakistani Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) issued warrants on Saturday for the arrest of two police officers accused of failing to protect assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. Special Judge of ATC Rana Nisar Ahmed Khan issued non-bailable warrants [Daily Times post] for the arrests … [read more]


Legal News
4 Nov 2010
by Aman Kakar

[JURIST] The US District Court Eastern District of Missouri [official website] on Wednesday unsealed an indictment [text, PDF] charging three men with providing material support to Somali-based Islamic terrorist organization al Shabaab [CFR backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The October 21 indictment charges Mohamud Abdi Yusuf, Duane Mohamed Diriye and Abdi … [read more]


Legal News
5 Oct 2010
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Tuesday sentenced Pakistani-born US citizen Faisal Shahzad [BBC profile] to life in prison [FBI press release] for attempting to detonate a car bomb in New York City's Times Square in May. Judge … [read more]


Legal News
16 Sep 2010
by Erin Bock

[JURIST] A Long Island man was charged Wednesday with providing funds to the man who attempted to detonate a car bomb in Times Square in May. The US Attorneys Office for the Southern District of New York, FBI and New York Police Department [official websites] filed an indictment [press release, … [read more]


Legal News
9 Sep 2010
by Daniel Richey

[JURIST] Pakistani police announced Wednesday the arrest of three men suspected of helping Faisal Shahzad [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] plan and fund his failed May attempt to detonate a bomb in New York City's Times Square. Officials said that the young Pakistani citizens, Shahid Hussain, Shoaib Mughal and Humba … [read more]


Legal News
6 Aug 2010
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Thursday announced that 14 individuals have been charged [press release] with providing money, personnel and services to the Somalia-based Islamic terrorism organization al-Shabaab [CFR backgrounder]. Prosecutors in the Southern District of Alabama, the Southern District of California and the District … [read more]


Legal News
5 Aug 2010
by Daniel Richey

[JURIST] Federal authorities arrested [FBI release] a Chicago man Tuesday night on suspicion that he planned to travel to Somalia and train with terrorist groups there in order to become a suicide bomber. Acording to a complaint [text, PDF] filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jun 2010
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Thursday sentenced five Americans to 10 years in prison for plotting attacks on Pakistan. Waqar Hussain Khan, Ahmed Minni, Ramy Zamzam, Aman Yemer and Umar Farooq, all students from the Washington, DC metro area, were convicted [AP report] of criminal conspiracy and funding a … [read more]


Legal News
22 Jun 2010
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] Pakistani-born US citizen Faisal Shahzad [BBC profile] pleaded guilty Monday to 10 counts of terrorism and weapons charges [indictment, PDF; JURIST report] relating to last month's attempted car bombing in New York City's Times Square. Appearing before Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum in the US District Court for the Southern … [read more]


Legal News
18 Jun 2010
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Thursday indicted [indictment, PDF] Pakistani-born US citizen Faisal Shahzad [BBC profile] on 10 counts of terrorism and weapons charges related to his alleged role in last month's attempted car bombing in New York's Times Square. … [read more]


Legal News
30 May 2010
by Erin Bock

[JURIST] A US immigration judge on Thursday ordered Times Square bombing suspect Aftab Ali Khan deported to his native Pakistan. Khan was arrested along with two other men earlier this month on immigration charges under the suspicion that they transferred money to Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad, but … [read more]


Legal News
10 May 2010
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] US Attorney General Eric Holder [official profile] said Sunday that the Obama administration plans to ask Congress to enact legislation allowing interrogators to question terror suspects for a longer period of time than currently allowed before informing them of their constitutional rights to remain silent and be represented by … [read more]


Legal News
7 May 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] A group of US lawmakers introduced a bill [press release] Thursday that would strip US citizenship rights from those suspected of engaging in terrorism [JURIST news archive]. The Terrorist Expatriation Act (TEA) [text, PDF; summary, PDF], introduced by Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and Scott Brown (R-MA) and Representatives Jason … [read more]

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