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August 27, 2015

CCR in the News

A federal judge presiding over Steven Salaita's lawsuit has agreed to reinstate a claim that accuses the University of Illinois of destroying evidence about the decision to revoke Salaita's job. At a status hearing Thursday morning in U.S. District Court in Chicago, Judge Harry Leinenweber at first...
August 27, 2015

CCR in the News

Tariq Ali Abdullah Ba Odah is a detainee at Guantánamo who the government has determined to be a member of al Qaeda and/or Taliban forces. Ba Odah filed a petition for habeas corpus to challenge that determination, but he never made efforts to defend the petition (he filed no traverse in response...
August 27, 2015

CCR in the News

President Barack Obama’s administration would rather subject a gravely ill Guantanamo Bay prisoner to continuous abusive force-feedings, which amount to torture, than support his release from the military prison because he is sick. Tariq Ba Odah, a Yemeni prisoner and resident of Saudi Arabia, has...
August 27, 2015

CCR in the News

The recent email controversy at the University of Illinois will likely be a subject of discussion at a federal court hearing Thursday in the ongoing Steven Salaita case. Salaita's lawyers filed a motion late Tuesday to reinstate their claim that UI officials destroyed evidence about their decision...
August 27, 2015

CCR in the News

Attorneys for WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange and other staff members of the media organization have condemned the United Kingdom’s diplomatic protest against Ecuador for continuing to provide Assange asylum. “We are deeply troubled by the reported diplomatic protest made by the United...

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May 5, 2015