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Archive for the ‘al-Kidd’ Category

Abdullah al-Kidd, Held After 9/11, Wins Right to Be Tried –

The New York Times and the Associated Press (here via The Spokesman-Review of Spokane) reported on September 28, 2012, that the federal District Court in Idaho accepted the recommendation of the Magistrate Judge to find that the Bivens suit by Abdullah al-Kidd may proceed to trial against certain defendants.  You may recall that the United […]

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Court hears argument over post-9/11 arrest

An article published by the Associated Press Wednesday, March 2 entitled "Court hears argument over post-9/11 arrest, reports that The Supreme Court has considered whether to allow former Attorney General John Ashcroft to be sued for an American Muslim's post-Sept. 11 arrest and detention using a law intended to make sure witnesses testify in criminal proceedings. […]

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US citizen recalls ‘humiliating’ post-9/11 arrest

The Associated Press reports yesterday, February 27, 2011, in an article entitled "US citizen recalls 'humiliating' post-9/11 arrest," that the Supreme Court is weighing whether Abdullah al-Kidd's 2001 arrest and detention violated the Fourth Amendment's prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures. The court, which will hear arguments Wednesday in the case, also is being asked to […]

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Ashcroft v. Al-Kidd

Lawfare blog reports that the respondent’s merits brief recently became available in Ashcroft v. Al-Kidd, the case challenging whether John Ashcroft can be sued in his personal capacity for misuse of the material witness statute (18 U.S.C. § 3144). In December the government–the petitioner in this case–filed its merits brief. That was followed on January 21st by the response brief […]

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Supreme Court Grants Review for Ashcroft

An article published on the SCOTUS blog on October 19, 2010, entitled “UPDATED: New Review for Ashcroft,” reports that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a new case, a plea by former U.S. Attorney General John D. Ashcroft for immunity to a lawsuit claiming he misused a federal law to detain terrorism suspects without […]

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