January 30, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
A prosecutor on Thursday argued that a military court order barring female guards at Guantanamo Bay from touching an alleged al Qaeda commander violates Pentagon sex discrimination guidelines. At Thursday's hearing on the ban, Prosecutor Army Lieutenant Colonel David Long also argued that the ...[read more]
March 5, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin on Tuesday refused to block the state's ban on same-sex marriage pending outcome of a trial. Judge Barbara Crabb refused to grant the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) motion to enjoin enforcement of the ban on grounds ...[read more]
December 26, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Susan Herman of the Brooklyn Law School says that the Second Circuit's Ghailani decision is both novel and disturbing because the court relied on the departure from one principle—detention for the purposes of interrogation—as justification or the departure from ...[read more]
October 24, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday upheld the conviction of ex-Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa. Ghailani had appealed his conviction on the premise that his constitutional rights to a speedy trial had been ...[read more]
February 27, 2013
by Jerry Votava
US Army Colonel Denise Lind, who is presiding over the prosecution of Bradley Manning, on Tuesday dismissed a defense motion arguing that Manning should be released based on a lack of a speedy trial. Lind indicated that Manning had been arraigned within the legal parameters, and the time between ...[read more]
January 15, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In Alleyne v. United States, the court heard arguments on whether to overturn Harris v. United States. Harris was a 5-4 splintered opinion that allowed a judge to be the fact-finder when increasing mandatory minimum sentences, as oppo... ...[read more]
July 8, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On July 8, 2008, Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan for the US District Court for the District of Columbia stated that the US government should make Guantanamo detainee appeals a top priority to ensure that the appeals reach trial in a timely manner. He instructed the Department of Justice to put other ...[read more]
October 1, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) ruled on Friday that former Serb nationalist politician and war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj has received all guarantees of due process and fair proceedings available, and his trial will not be discontinued. In July, Seselj ...[read more]
June 16, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The US Supreme Court Thursday ruled in Bond v. United States that a private individual can challenge whether a federal criminal law passed to implement an international treaty is valid under the Tenth Amendment. Carol Anne Bond was charged with burning her husband's mistress using poisonous ...[read more]
May 26, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The US Supreme Court Thursday ruled in United States v. Tinklenberg that time for pretrial motions, regardless of whether they actually delay or are expected to delay the beginning of a trial, is excluded from the time in which the accused must be brought to trial. Jason Louis Tinklenberg was ...[read more]

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