August 5, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on Wednesday announced that they would pursue a legal challenge to the Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) licensing scheme, despite being issued a license to represent Anwar al-Awlaki. Al-Awlaki is ...[read more]
August 4, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Director Adam Szubin said Tuesday that his office would be willing to issue a license to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) allowing them to provide legal services to Anwar al-Awlaki. Al-Awlaki is a US citizen who is suspected of ...[read more]
January 20, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled 7-2 in Wood v. Allen that a state court reasonably concluded that, during the sentencing phase of a capital case, the defense attorney's failure to present the defendant's impaired mental functioning did not constitute ineffective counsel. The Court af... ...[read more]
January 12, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled unanimously in Smith v. Spisak that the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit contravened the directives of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) by extending Mills v. Maryland to resolve in a habeas petitioner's favor questions that... ...[read more]
September 3, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Sahar Aziz: A recent ruling by a federal district court signifies an encouraging shift for Muslim charities in the United States. For many such non-profits, mere investigation by the Department of Treasury's Office for Asset Control (OFAC) into their humanitarian activities abroad has be... ...[read more]
August 25, 2009
by Abigail Salisbury
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday ruled against a Humanitarian Law Project (HLP) challenge to former President George W. Bush's Executive Order 13224, which prohibits unlicensed US groups and individuals from providing services to certain terrorist organizations designated... ...[read more]
August 20, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge in the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio ruled late Tuesday that the federal government cannot freeze the assets of an organization suspected of terrorism ties without probable cause. Judge James Carr also ruled that the government must tell the organization the basis for ...[read more]
April 4, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
US President Barack Obama may lift travel and money transfer restrictions with Cuba, according to statements by administration officials Saturday. The new rules would allow Americans with family members in Cuba to make unlimited trips to the country and would permit them to send unrestricted ...[read more]
March 7, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Steven Emerson: The University of Texas School of Law National Security Clinic, joined by several other advocacy organizations, has filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of KindHearts for Charitable Humanitarian Development, Inc. (KindHearts) in the US District Court for the Northern Distric... ...[read more]
November 8, 2008
by Michael Sung
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Oregon has ruled that the US Treasury Department's freezing of the assets of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation violated the organization's due processes rights because it failed to provide any basis for designating it a Specially D... ...[read more]

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