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Jurors in ’01 Bombings Case Sympathize With Pressures on Recent Panel

Benjamin Weiser's Sunday December 5 article published in The New York Times entitled "Jurors in '01 Bombings Case Sympathize with Pressures on Recent Panel," discusses parallels between the jury that returned a verdict for Ahmed Ghailani in November and the jurors who sat on a similar trial stemming from the a conspiracy charge in the […]

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Canadian sentenced for leading terrorism plot

In an article entitled "Canadian sentenced for leading terrorism plot," The Miami Herald reports on Monday, October 25, that the ringleader of a homegrown terrorist group, Fahim Ahmad, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for leading a terror cell plotting to attack Canada's Parliament buildings, electrical grids and nuclear stations. Ahmad had pleaded guilty in […]

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Oct 26th, 2010 foreign courts

Canadian at Gitmo Faces Trial or Possible Plea

The New York Times reports, in an article entitled "Canadian at Gitmo Pleads Guilty to All Charges," that Omar Khadr, a Canadian accused of killing an American soldier as a teenage al-Qaeda militant, pleaded guilty Monday as part of a deal that avoids a war crimes trial for someone labeled a "child soldier" by his […]

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New video messages from militant cleric, U.S.-born al Qaeda spokesman

CNN reports Sunday October 24, 2010 in an article entitled, "New video message from militant cleric, U.S.-born al Qaeda spokesman," that Yemeni-American Anwar al-Awlaki appeared in a new video message Saturday, saying that Islam is in "severe need for guidance in these dark situations" and that the religion is "exposed to fateful dangers." CNN could […]

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Oct 24th, 2010 al-Awalki

Federal judge denies Afghan Guantanamo detainee habeas petition

Jurist reports on October 20, 2010, in an article entitled "Federal judge denies Afghan Guantanamo detainee habeas petition," that a judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday denied the habeas corpus petition of Afghan Guantanamo Bay detainee Obaidullah. The court concluded that Obaydullah is more likely than not a […]

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Judge sets 2 hours to argue on Al-Awlaki

Politico reports on October 20, 2010, in an article entitled "Judge sets 2 hours to argue on Al-Awlaki," that a federal judge has set an unusual two-hour oral argument next month on a lawsuit challenging the US Government right to use drones or other mechanisms to target American citizens for death outside of combat zones.  […]

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French court: Terror suspects must have lawyers during questioning

The Washington Post reports on October 19, 2010, in an article entitled "French court: Terror suspects must have lawyers during questioning," that the French supreme court ruled last Tuesday that police can no longer interrogate terrorism suspects without a lawyer present, undercutting a potent weapon in France's no-holds-barred battle to prevent attacks by Islamic jihadists. The […]

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Oct 24th, 2010 foreign courts

Chicago bomb suspect pleads not guilty

The Miami Herald reports on October 20, 2010, in an article entitled "Chicago bomb suspects pleads not guilty," that a lebanese immigrant, Sami Samir Hassoun, has pled not guilty on Wednesday to charges alleging that he placed a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Wrigley Field in Chicago last month. Hassoun is charged with […]

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Oct 24th, 2010 AIII Courts

Bring Sheik Mohammed’s trial to D.C.

Thomas Penfield Jackson writes in The Washington Post on February 26, 2010, in an article entitled "Bring Sheik Mohammed's trial to D.C.,"  that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is the most appropriate forum for the trial of Khaleid Sheik Mohammed. The author writes, "KSM's crimes were committed against the entire nation, […]

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Our nation’s secrets, stuck in a broken system

Jack Goldsmith's article published today in The Washington Post entitled "Our nation's secrets, stuck in a broken system," discusses Bob Woodward's new book, Obama Wars, and the revealing information it contains regarding the inner workings of the administration's national security team and the development of its policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan.  Woodward's book and Goldsmith's […]

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Oct 22nd, 2010 Inteligence

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