October 31, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
A court in Denmark has convicted Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, the co-founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB), and an accomplice for stealing Danish public records from the US-based information technology business CSC. From April to August of 2012, Svartholm Warg and his accomplish ar... ...[read more]
January 2, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On January 2, 2007, most federal offices and courts closed after President George W. Bush declared a National Day of Mourning for former President Gerald Ford. Ford, who was president from 1974 till 1977, died on December 26, 2006, at the age of 93. National Days of Mourning are a tradition held ...[read more]
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]
April 26, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The Supreme Court of Pakistan convicted Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani of contempt of court Wednesday for disobeying a court order to open corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. The decision proscribed a symbolic punishment of "imprisonment till the rising of the Court ...[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]
November 13, 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts
Anonymous: This evening I had the pleasure and privilege of meeting with four very important judges of the Lahore High Court who refused to take oaths under the Provisional Constitutional Order promulgated by the Chief of the Army Staff on the evening of the 3rd of November. It is very unfair... ...[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 sla... ...[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]
October 4, 2006
by Andrew Wood
David Cynamon: I represent the four remaining Kuwaiti detainees in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, captured in Pakistan by bounty hunters and sold to the US government. Before being sold, these captives, who were charity workers, were not given any hearing or the benefit of any investigation. They si... ...[read more]

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