The federal prosecution, on "animal enterprise terrorism" charges, of 6 animal rights activists and their non-profit organization, for publishing a website that advocated and reported on protest...
Updated: February 24, 2016
State of New York v. Danny White is a lawsuit challenging New York State’s attempts to evict Mohawk Native Americans from land that had been recognized as theirs in the Treaty of 1784. It also...
Updated: February 11, 2016
One enduring and pernicious myth about the men detained at Guantánamo is that they were all sent to the prison after being captured on the battlefield by U.S. forces in order to neutralize the threat...
Updated: January 14, 2016
A petition for habeas corpus filed on behalf of Khaled Abd el Ghabar Mohammed Othman by his family members in Yemen as “next friends” (the traditional mode of challenging detention by the executive...
Updated: November 25, 2015
Charging former Paraguayan official Americo Peña-Irala with the wrongful death of Joelito Filártiga. The suit pioneered the application of a previously little-used 1789 federal statute, the Alien...
Updated: November 10, 2015
Civil cases seeking compensatory damages for six former Guantánamo detainees for torture and other abuse.
Updated: October 15, 2015
A facial challenge to the federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) as an unconstitutional infringement on free speech
Updated: October 8, 2015
Challenging the rendition to torture in Syria of Canadian citizen Maher Arar by U.S. government officials. [Past Case]
Updated: September 21, 2015
Representing David Hicks, an Australian citizen who was detained for five and a half years at Guantánamo, where he was tortured.
Updated: August 19, 2015
Successfully challenged Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducting raids of private homes and interrogating residents without judicial warrants or an articulable suspicion of danger.
Updated: August 18, 2015