July 17, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On July 17, 2009, the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee announced its intent to launch an investigation into plans by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to assassinate al Qaeda members. The Committee wanted to learn whether former vice president Dick Cheney told the CIA to hide ...[read more]
May 11, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Malaysian Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War (KLFCW) on Friday found former US president George W. Bush and seven administration officials guilty of war crimes after a symbolic trial. The five-member tribunal convicted Bush, former vice president Dick Cheney, former defense secretary ...[read more]
December 3, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
Nigerian prosecutors announced Thursday that they are instituting bribery charges against former US vice president Dick Cheney in connection in with a contract that Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) obtained to build a natural gas project in the Niger Delta area. Bribes ...[read more]
May 6, 2010
by Bernard Hibbitts
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Shayana Kadidal, senior managing attorney of the Guantanamo project at the Center for Constitutional Rights, says the question of whether the government can criminally prosecute an attorney for representing a client said by the executive to be a member of al Qaeda is ...[read more]
October 3, 2009
by Bhargav Katikaneni
A judge in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday ordered the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to release some files from its interview with former vice president Dick Cheney over his role in leaking the name of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent Valerie Plame. The ...[read more]
October 2, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. US Department of Justice, US District Court for the District of Columbia, October 2, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on the the CIA leak case... ...[read more]
August 31, 2009
by Safiya Boucaud
Former US vice president Dick Cheney accused President Barack Obama of backtracking on his promise to not prosecute Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agents for alleged abuses of suspected terrorist detainees under the Bush administration during an interview with Fox News Sunday, calling it a ...[read more]
July 18, 2009
by Matt Glenn
The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will launch an investigation into plans by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to assassinate al Qaeda members, the Committee announced Friday. The Committee has already requested documents from the CIA and will likely hold hearings, ...[read more]
July 14, 2009
by Christian Ehret
Members of Congress on Monday called for an investigation into a secret Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) program designed to kill al Qaeda members. The call follows the recently publicized information that former vice-president Dick Cheney directly ordered the CIA to withhold information about ...[read more]
July 12, 2009
by Ximena Marinero
Former vice-president Dick Cheney directly ordered the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to withhold from Congress information on a counterterrorism program kept secret for eight years until it was terminated by current CIA director Leon Panetta, according to a Saturday New York Times report. The... ...[read more]

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