November 5, 2013
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnists Jeffrey T. Green and Jeffrey S. Beelaert of Sidley Austin LLP discuss the waiver of a criminal defendant's Fifth Amendment privilege against self incrimination...In Kansas v. Cheever, the US Supreme Court granted certiorari to consider whether a criminal defendant waives ...[read more]
October 16, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Wednesday. In Kansas v. Cheever the court heard arguments on whether it violates the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if a defendant offers expert testimony to show he or she lacked a requisite mental state at the time of the ...[read more]
June 17, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday in Salinas v. Texas that the petitioner's Fifth Amendment claim fails because he did not expressly revoke the privilege against self-incrimination. Genovevo Salinas was suspected of being involved in a murder. He consented to a search of his home, where police ...[read more]
February 27, 2009
by Brian Jackson
Judge Robert Cleland of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Thursday ordered journalist David Ashenfelter to attend a second deposition to answer questions regarding unnamed sources he used in connection with a 2004 article on former federal prosecutor Richard Convertino. ...[read more]
July 23, 2008
by Abigail Salisbury
Guantanamo detainee Salim Ahmed Hamdan walked out of the courtroom at his military commission trial on Wednesday, refusing to watch a video depicting one of his interrogation sessions. Hamdan's lawyers had sought to have his interrogations excluded from evidence, arguing that they violated his r... ...[read more]
July 22, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
Navy Capt. Keith Allred, the judge presiding over the military commission trial of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, ruled Monday that Hamdan is not entitled to the protection against self-incrimination under the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution. In the same order, Allred also barred evidence obtained in... ...[read more]
June 13, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
A US District Court Judge Thursday ordered US Marine Corps Sgt. Ryan G. Weemer jailed for refusing to testify about the deaths of Iraqi detainees during the Multinational Force-Iraq's November 2004 offensive in Fallujah. Weemer reportedly refused to testify about the role of former Marine Sgt... ...[read more]
October 31, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The Canadian Security Intelligence Services (CSIS) violated a confessed al-Qaeda operative's civil rights, according to the Security Intelligence Review Committee in an oversight report to the Canadian parliament Wednesday. Canadian citizen Mohammed Mansour Jabarah was detained without access to... ...[read more]
October 20, 2007
by Nick Fiske
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Friday that an Egyptian student wrongly detained in the wake of the 9/11 attacks may sue the FBI agent who interrogated him. Abdallah Higazy appealed a ruling by the US District Court for the Southern District of New York which granted summary ...[read more]
April 4, 2007
by Brett Murphy
Monica M. Goodling, on leave from her post as special counsel to the US Attorney General, told the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that she will not speak to the committee about her role in last year's firing of eight US attorneys. Committee members said that a voluntary interview would fo... ...[read more]

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