February 19, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
A UK court on Wednesday rejected a challenge lodged by Brazilian journalist David Miranda, who was detained and questioned by UK authorities in an airport for possessing classified documents leaked by former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden. Miranda, a partner of The ...[read more]
September 6, 2013
by Addison Morris
Two independent UN human rights experts on Wednesday stressed the UK's obligation to ensure that investigative journalists are allowed protection from intimidation and punishment. Wednesday's statement comes as a reaction to the recent detention of David Miranda, partner of The Guardian journalist ...[read more]
April 21, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Saturday released a statement reacting to statements by federal officials that the recently apprehended Boston bombing suspect will not be read his Miranda rights before being interrogated. A US Department of Justice official announced on Friday that ...[read more]
April 11, 2013
by Sean Gallagher
JURIST Guest Columnists Hank Asbill, Brian Murray, and Andrew Pinson of Jones Day argue that allowing prosecutors to use a defendant's refusal to answer pre-arrest, pre-Miranda law enforcement questioning as substantive evidence of guilt violates the Fifth Amendment and would permit abusive ...[read more]
September 26, 2012
by Keith Herting
A Brazilian state court on Wednesday gave YouTube 10 days to remove from its website a film deemed offensive to Muslims. The court order follows a recent lawsuit brought by Muslim group National Islamic Union against Youtube's parent company Google asserting that the movie violates their freedom ...[read more]
February 21, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Tuesday in Howes v. Fields that a US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit categorical rule that all private questioning of prisoners about outside events is per se custodial, requiring Miranda warnings to be given, is not clearly established by Supreme Court ...[read more]
October 5, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in three cases on Tuesday. In Maples v. Thomas, the court considered a death penalty appeal where Cory Maples missed his ability to appeal his sentence due to a clerk's error. An Alabama trial court had dismissed Maples' petition for post-conviction ...[read more]
October 5, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On October 5, 2010, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York sentenced Pakistani-born US citizen Faisal Shahzad to life in prison for attempting to detonate a car bomb in New York City's Time Square in May 2010. His sentencing came after Shahzad pleaded guilty to 10 counts of ...[read more]
October 3, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court opened its 2011 term Monday with oral arguments in two cases. In Reynolds v. United States, the court heard arguments on the retroactive application of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), which requires convicted sex offenders to register. The attorney... ...[read more]
June 20, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 in Turner v. Rogers that an indigent defendant does not have a constitutional right to counsel in civil contempt cases that might result in imprisonment. The court held, however, that this particular defendant's due process rights were violated because he ...[read more]

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