June 26, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Oregon ruled Tuesday that the government's practice of adding people to a no-fly list is unconstitutional. US District Judge Anna Brown ruled that the list, which bans people from commercial flights due to alleged links to terrorism, violates a ...[read more]
August 30, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Oregon ruled Wednesday that those placed on the US government's no-fly list have "a constitutionally-protected liberty interest in traveling internationally by air, which is affected by being placed on the No Fly List." The plaintiffs in the ...[read more]
February 13, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On February 13, 2007, former Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut introduced the Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007 in an effort to restore habeas corpus rights to all US-held detainees, ban the use of evidence gained by torture or coercion and narrow the definition "enemy combatant." The bill was ...[read more]
September 11, 2012
by Sarah Posner
Yemeni Guantanamo Bay detainee Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif died over the weekend at a hospital on the US Navy base after guards found him unconscious in his cell Saturday. Latif's identification was originally being withheld until the US military could notify his family and his home country's ...[read more]
June 20, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that the Supreme Court's recent refusal to hear appeals from detainees at Guantanamo Bay represents a significant step away from the rights secured for them in Boumediene v. Bush...The tragic case of Adnan Farhan ...[read more]
June 11, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied certiorari in seven different cases dealing with Guantanamo Bay detainees. The court's refusal to hear the cases preserves the decisions of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, including the case of Latif v. Obama in which the court ...[read more]
January 14, 2012
by Ben Klaber
JURIST Guest Columnists Mark Denbeaux, Nick Stratton and Lauren Winchester of Seton Hall University School of Law say the right to a meaningful habeas corpus proceeding by Guantanamo detainees has been complicated by a recent decision making it more difficult for detainees to challenge the ...[read more]
December 10, 2011
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of Lewis & Clark Law School says that the decision in Latif v. Obama construes the presumption of regularity in a way that creates an unfair obstacle for military detainees trying to question the evidence used to justify their detention...In Latif v. Obama, the ...[read more]
November 11, 2011
by John Paul Putney
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Wednesday released a partially redacted opinion in Latif v. Obama, overturning the release order for Yemeni Guantanamo detainee Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif. The redaction at times covers entire sections, but reveals strong divisions ...[read more]
June 30, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On June 30, 2010, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Oregon against the US government challenging the status of 10 US citizens and legal residents on the government's "No Fly List." Due to their status, the plaintiffs were ...[read more]

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