March 6, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On March 6, 2009, the US Supreme Court granted a motion by the US government to dismiss an appeal by suspected al Qaeda operative Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri challenging his indefinite detention at a US Navy brig in Charleston, South Carolina. The court granted certiorari the previous year to review ...[read more]
July 15, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On July 15, 2008, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, sitting en banc, ruled that the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) authorized the president to hold detainees arrested in the US in military custody without charge as enemy combatants. The ruling overturned a prior ...[read more]
October 30, 2009
by Brian Jackson
Suspected al Qaeda sleeper agent Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri was sentenced Thursday to eight-and-a-half years in prison for conspiracy to help the terrorist organization, including researching potential targets within the US for chemical weapon attacks. The sentence was less than the 15 years sought ...[read more]
May 1, 2009
by Bhargav Katikaneni
Al Qaeda operative Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization after reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors that may send him to jail for 15 years. Prosecutors said that al-Marri, a... ...[read more]
March 31, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in Gross v. FBL Financial Services, in which the Court will decide whether a plaintiff must present direct evidence of discrimination in order to obtain a mixed-motive instruction in a non-Title VII discrimination case. The case involves an ...[read more]
March 24, 2009
by Amelia Mathias
Suspected al Qaeda operative Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of providing material support to al Qaeda, and his trial date was set for May 26. At an arraignment hearing before the US District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Judge Michael Mihm also made ...[read more]
March 18, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A US magistrate judge in South Carolina ruled Wednesday that suspected al Qaeda operative Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri must remain in prison as the criminal case against him proceeds. Judge Robert Carr denied al-Marri's request to be freed on bail, finding that he had failed to prove that he was no... ...[read more]
March 6, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
The US Supreme Court on Friday granted a motion by the US government to dismiss as moot an appeal challenging the indefinite detention of suspected al Qaeda operative Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri. The Court had granted certiorari in December on al-Marri's appeal of a ruling by the US Court of Appe... ...[read more]
March 5, 2009
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Bruce Miller of Western New England College School of Law says that despite the Obama administration's intent to criminally charge Ali Al-Marri in a US court, his challenge to his detention as an enemy combatant continues to present a live case which the Suprem... ...[read more]
February 27, 2009
by Bhargav Katikaneni
Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, a suspected Al Qaeda operative held in the Navy brig in South Carolina since 2003, is to be officially charged and tried in US federal court, according to news reports. Al-Marri, a legal US resident, was arrested in December 2001 in Peoria, Illinois and charged with ...[read more]

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