February 29, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On February 29, 2008, the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit brought by members of the US military against the US Department of Defense (DOD) anthrax vaccine program. The lawsuit by the service members sought to make the anthrax vaccine optional, rather than ...[read more]
March 28, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On March 28, 2008, former USA Today reporter and former JURIST staffer Toni Locy appealed a federal judge's holding of contempt against her to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The contempt of court charge stemmed from Locy's refusal to reveal sources in connection with ...[read more]
September 30, 2009
by Ximena Marinero
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday upheld a mandatory anthrax vaccination program for some members of the military. The appeals court affirmed a February 2008 district court ruling that dismissed a lawsuit brought by members of the US Department of Defense ( ...[read more]
September 29, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Rempfer, et al. v. Sharfstein, et al., US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, September 29, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here... ...[read more]
November 19, 2008
by Tarah Park
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has vacated a district court judge's contempt order against former USA Today reporter Toni Locy in connection with her refusal to disclose sources for articles she wrote about the 2001 anthrax attacks. The citation, issued by US Distr... ...[read more]
September 17, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
FBI Director Robert Mueller told the US House Judiciary Committee Tuesday that the federal government would commission an independent review of the FBI's use of scientific evidence in its investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks. Mueller said during a hearing on FBI oversight that officials ha... ...[read more]
September 16, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
Attorneys for former US Army researcher Dr. Steven Hatfill have filed a motion seeking to dismiss an appeal by former USA Today reporter Toni Locy challenging her contempt order for refusing to disclose sources for articles about the 2001 anthrax attacks. The motion, filed Thursday in the US ...[read more]
September 15, 2008
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist David Harris of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that in light of questions about the FBI's public identification of the late Dr. Bruce Ivins as "the only person responsible" for the 2001 anthrax attacks, Congress should demand an independent investigation t... ...[read more]
August 6, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Judge Royce Lamberthof the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday ordered the unsealing of hundreds of documents related to the FBI's probe into the 2001 anthrax attacks. Among other papers, the released documents include 14 search warrants issued against government... ...[read more]
August 1, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Friday that it will pay former US Army germ-warfare researcher Dr. Steven Hatfill $2.8 million to settle his claim that the DOJ violated the US Privacy Act by providing information about him to journalists during its investigation of the 2001 anthrax ...[read more]

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