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Ex-bin Laden aide gets life for NY prison stabbing – Nation AP

Mamdouh Mahmud Salim was sentenced on 8/31/10 to life in prison for stabbing a guard in the eye. This case has particular relevance to our course for two reasons. First, the litigation has wrestled with the definition of “terrorism.” Second, this article illustrates the use of video conferencing technology.

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Yemeni men arrested in Amsterdam on terror fears after flight from U.S.

The Los Angeles Times reports today, (08/31/2010), in an article entitled "Yemeni men arrested in Amsterdam on terror fears after flight from U.S.", that two Yemeni men, Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al Soofi and Hezem al Murisi, arriving in Amsterdam on a flight from Chicago, were arrested Monday on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack. Cellphones taped […]

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Aug 31st, 2010 Current Affairs

Somalia piracy suspect pleads guilty in US court

In an article entitled "Somalia piracy suspect pleads guilty in US Court," Jurist reports today (08/30/2010) that Somali citizen Jama Idle Ibrahim pled guilty Friday to multiple charges in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to his role in the April 2010 USS Ashland attack in the Gulf of Aden. Ibrahim, though […]

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Aug 30th, 2010 Current Affairs

Example Set by First Military Tribunal Case Has U.S. Wary

In a New York Times article dated yesterday (8/27/2010), entitled "Example Set by First Military Tribunal Case Has U.S. Wary," multiple Administration officials express their alarm at the first case to go to trial under the revamped rules for military commissions. The case involves the prosecution of a former child soldier whom an American investigator […]

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Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber

In an article dated today (8/27/2010), entitled Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber, the Washington Post reports that the Obama Administration has shelved the prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged coordinator of the USS Cole attack in Yemen in October 2000. According to the Post, the Justice Department said in a filing […]

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Aug 27th, 2010 Uncategorized

Kennedy favors civilian courts in terrorism cases – Washington Post

In an article dated today (8/20/10) and entitled Kennedy favors civilian courts in terrorism cases, the Washington Post reports that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy "said Thursday that most terrorism cases should be tried in civilian courts."  According to the Post, the Justice stated: "Article III courts are quite capable of trying these terrorist cases."  […]

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Aug 20th, 2010 AIII Courts

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