Legal news from Sunday, January 10, 2010
15:01 EDT

[JURIST] The details surrounding the deaths of several individuals inside US immigration detention centers were intentionally concealed, the New York Times (NYT) reported [text] Saturday. The NYT, along with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website], gathered information through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) [text] pertaining to more [read more]

13:01 EDT

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF; press release] on Friday against the Library of Congress [official website] on behalf Col. Morris Davis [official profile, PDF], the former chief prosecutor for the Guantanamo Bay military commissions [JURIST news archive]. Davis, who was employed [read more]

12:01 EDT

[JURIST] Afghan officials on Saturday signed [press release] a memorandum of understanding to delineate the process through which Afghanistan will take over the US military's Parwan Detention Center that was formerly housed at Bagram Air Base [official website; JURIST news archive]. The transfer of responsibilities may take place within six [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] A naturalized American citizen pleaded not guilty on Saturday in federal court in New York City to charges of conspiring to commit murder in a foreign country and of receiving military training from al Qaeda. Adis Mendunjanin was indicted [NYT report] in the US District Court for the Eastern [read more]

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