October 5, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
On Friday, Judge Royce Lamberth for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the release of Guantanamo Bay prisoner Ibrahim Idris, who suffers from a severe mental illness. Idris, originally from Sudan, was sent to Guantanamo more than 11 years ago after being captured with ...[read more]
September 7, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday rejected new restrictions on lawyers representing Guantanamo Bay detainees who have had their habeas corpus challenges denied or dismissed. In hearing the challenge to the new rules last month, Chief Judge Royce Lamberth ...[read more]
August 18, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The US District Court for the District of Columbia held a hearing Friday regarding a challenge to new restrictions on lawyers representing Guantanamo Bay detainees who have had their habeas corpus challenges denied or dismissed. Chief Judge Royce Lamberth expressed skepticism about the new ...[read more]
March 30, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
A federal judge on Wednesday awarded $44.6 million from Iran to two US marines and their families as a result of injuries sustained in the 1983 suicide-truck bombing on American barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. Relying on the findings of fact from Peterson v. Islamic Republic of Iran (Peterson II), ...[read more]
October 16, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On October 16, 2009, the US District Court for the District of Columbia refused to force the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to release non-redacted version of documents that described the alleged torture of 14 Guantanamo Bay detainees. The American Civil ...[read more]
August 23, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On August 23, 2010, the US District Court for the District of Columbia issued a preliminary injunction that blocked federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. The order from Judge Royce Lamberth was contrary to an executive order signed by President Barack Obama in 2009 which permitted ...[read more]
May 20, 2011
by Zach Zagger
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday granted $300 million in punitive damages in each of two cases against Iran for deaths resulting from suicide bombings by Iranian-backed terrorist groups. The two claims against Iran were brought on behalf of Seth Haim and ...[read more]
March 25, 2011
by Brian Jackson
A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a suit by former assistant US Attorney Richard Convertino in which the former prosecutor accused the Department of Justice (DOJ) of violating the Administrative Procedures Act and his right to privacy. Judge Royce Lamberth of the US District Court for the ...[read more]
September 9, 2010
by Zach Zagger
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted the Obama administration's request for an emergency stay Thursday, lifting the ban on stem cell research. The Obama administration sought the stay Wednesday after Judge Royce Lamberth of the US District Court for the District of ...[read more]
September 8, 2010
by Ann Riley
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday denied a motion to stay a preliminary injunction issued in August barring government funding of stem cell research. Chief Judge Royce Lamberth had granted the injunction on the basis that the federal funding violated the ...[read more]

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