August 26, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On August 26, 2005, DNA evidence confirmed that the remains buried in a Chicago grave were in fact those of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African American boy who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 for allegedly flirting with a white woman. The two men charged with Till's murder were acquitted by an ...[read more]
November 22, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Alexander Abdo: Historically, the United States has championed the use of photographic evidence of human-rights abuses to advance the cause of justice. The reason is simple: Pictures have a unique ability to transform public debate. They convey in plain and unadulterated form what words canno... ...[read more]
July 11, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
The US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. Thursday that Virginia's method of execution by lethal injection does not violate the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Virginia death row inmate Christopher Scott Emmett had challenged the procedure, arguing that there is an ...[read more]
October 17, 2007
by Andrew Gilmore
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon issued an order staying the execution of Virginia death row inmate Christopher Scott Emmett, who had been scheduled to be put to death at 9 PM ET. The Court stayed the execution pending final disposition of the appeal by the United States Court of A... ...[read more]
June 20, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
The US House of Representatives Wednesday overwhelmingly passed the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act by 422-2. The bill would establish an Unsolved Crimes Section within the civil rights divisions of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, funded by an ...[read more]
March 31, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos
The FBI released a 464-page report Friday containing details from the autopsy of Emmett Till. Till was fourteen when he was abducted from his uncle's home in Money, Mississippi in August 1955 and murdered, reportedly for having whistled at a white woman. The publicity surrounding his brutal ...[read more]
February 27, 2007
by Brett Murphy
A grand jury in Mississippi Tuesday refused to indict Carolyn Bryant on charges of manslaughter for the 1955 kidnap and murder of Emmett Till due to a lack of sufficient evidence. Carolyn is the wife of Rob Bryant, who, along with his half brother J.W. Milam, was acquitted in 1955 by an all-white ...[read more]
September 13, 2006
by James M Yoch Jr
Two US congressmen on Wednesday filed a motion in the US District Court for the District of Columbia requesting Judge Emmett Sullivan to order the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) to provide a reasoned explanation for its decision to treat tax-exempt 527 groups on a case-by-case basis or, in the ...[read more]
May 12, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
Ghassan Abdullah al Sharbi v. George Bush et al., United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Judge Emmett Sullivan, May 12, 2006. Read the full text of the order. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
May 12, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
A federal judge Friday stayed the military commission trial of a Saudi Arabian man who has been held at the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay since 2002 for allegedly plotting with members of al Qaeda to build car bomb detonators in Pakistan and send them to Afghanistan. US District Judge Emmett ...[read more]

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