April 24, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 24, 2010, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticized attempts by the UN to impose sanctions on the country's nuclear program, claiming that the actions by the UN Security Council (UNSC) and US were illegal. Following his sharp criticism, Ahmadinejad denied that Iran had broken ...[read more]
December 14, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On December 14, 2009, the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed an amended lawsuit against the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for allegedly violating protest groups' constitutional rights to free speech. The groups had originally ...[read more]
September 22, 2010
by Ann Riley
The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on Monday filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Pittsburgh, Police Chief Nathan Harper and more than 15 police officers on behalf of 25 people arrested during the September 2009 Group ...[read more]
September 17, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On September 17, 2009, Judge Gary Lancaster for the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled that the City of Pittsburgh must allow a tent protest during the Group of 20 (G-20) summit, but that it could deny permits to two other groups. The lawsuit was filed the week before ...[read more]
September 11, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On September 11, 2009, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, claiming that the US Secret Service, the City of Pittsburgh, and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources were violating the ...[read more]
December 15, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) announced Monday that they are extending and continuing a lawsuit against the City of Pittsburgh for allegedly violating the rights of two protest groups during September's Group of 20 (G... ...[read more]
October 13, 2009
by Kristine Long
Ingrid Burke, Pitt Law '11; and Rick Grubb, Pitt Law '10; attended a University of Pittsburgh speech by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev speech during the G-20 summit...Russian President Dmitry Medvedev came to the University of Pittsburgh during the G-20 summit to give some remarks of his... ...[read more]
October 6, 2009
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Witold (Vic) Walczak, Legal Director for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Pennsylvania, says that the First Amendment took a serious beating at the recent G-20 summit in Pittsburgh when police and National Guard troops silenced demonstrators using tacti... ...[read more]
October 2, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Ingrid Burke, Pitt Law '11, Lynsie Clott, and Aaron Freudenthal attended licensed and unlicensed protests primarily organized by self-proclaimed anarchist groups during the G-20 Summit....I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it-Beatrice Hall... ...[read more]
September 30, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
Andrew Morgan, Pitt Law '11, attended a lecture given by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd while in Pittsburgh for the G-20 Summit...I'll be the first to admit that I don't know an awful lot about Australian politics. When I received a press pass for a speech by Australian Prime Minis... ...[read more]

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