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Judge Rules: Harroun Will Await Trial From His Jail Cell

Yesterday, The New York Times published an article by Scott Shane and Rebekah Zemansky reporting that, during a hearing yesterday, Magistrate Judge Ivan D. Davis found probable cause to send the case against former U.S. Army Soldier Eric Harroun to a grand jury. As you may recall from a post last week, Harroun is being […]

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Warsame’s Case Provides a “Template” for How U.S. Will Proceed Against Alleged Terrorists Captured Overseas

The manner in which to proceed with the prosecution of Ahmed Abdul Kadir Warsame, a top facilitator between al-Qaeda franchises who was captured while on a boat in the Gulf of Aden sailing between Somalia and Yemen, sparked controversy between politicians and intelligence officials, according to The Washington Post. Generally, The Post reports that the Obama […]

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Supreme Court Issues Decision in Clapper v. Amnesty Int’l: Plaintiffs Lack Standing

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court (USSC) issued a decision in the much talked about case Clapper v. Amnesty International. As you may recall, the respondents in this case (petitioners below)—attorneys and human rights, labor, legal, and media organizations—challenged the constitutionality of §1881(a) of the 2008 FISA Amendments Act. Two such respondents included Scott McKay, […]

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Al Qaeda Operatives Out of Kentucky Convicted, Sentenced

CNN reports that Mohanad Shareet Hammadi and Waad Ramadan Alwan, Iraqis who were living in Kentucky, have been convicted and sentenced for their involvement in a plot aiding al Qaeda in Iraq. In August, Hammadi pleaded guilty to charges that included four counts of aiding al Qaeda in Iraq, according to CNN, and the 31-year […]

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Alleged Al Qaeda Operative Extradited to the United States

BBC News reports that Abid Naseer, who is accused of playing an instrumental role in the Al Qaeda conspiracy to bomb Manchester in 2009, has been extradited to the United States where prosecutors will try him for the UK plot as part of an alleged larger plan to also attack New York. UK prosecutors did […]

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Alleged Alabama Terrorists Arrested, Masri Sentenced

In early December 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the arrests of Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy “Rasheed” Wilson, 25, as well as the sentencing of Shaker Masri, 29. All three men are United States citizens. In the Southern District of Alabama, Abukhdair and Wilson were arrested for conspiring to provide material […]

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Former Bin Laden Aide Requests Hasty Sentencing

Jamal Ahmed al Fadl, former aide to Osama bin Laden and crucial U.S. Government (USG) witness in the case concerning the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, has asked to be sentenced for his al Qaeda affiliation without further delay, The New York Times reports. Al Fadl has proclaimed he fears for his children’s safety […]

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Manhattan Federal Court Sentences Terrorists

The New York Times reports that three men from Mali accused of conspiring to transport cocaine across continents in support of al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations were sentenced by Judge Barbara S. Jones of the Federal District Court in Manhattan. Although prosecutors requested the maximum sentence be imposed—15 years for each man—the judge sentenced […]

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Three Attempted Bombers are Sentenced to Prison

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio sentenced Douglas Wright, Brandon Baxter, and Connor Stevens to eleven and one-half years, nine years and nine months, and eight years and one month, respectively, for conspiring to use explosives to blow up an Ohio bridge, according to a press release. The press release […]

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Senate kills GOP effort to bar non-American terrorist suspects from trials in civilian courts – Washington Post

On October 21, 2011, the Washington Post reported that the U.S. Senate voted against a proposal that would have barred the government from prosecuting foreign terrorists in civilian courts. The bill was rejected 52-47. The proposal's sponsor, Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), argued that it would be dangerous to provide protections such as the right against […]

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