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  1. U.S. Lawyers Knew About Legal Pitfalls in Blackwater Case

    New York Times 01/05/2010 - 15:59

    The legal problem cited by the judge when he threw out the indictments against Blackwater guards was obvious to American government lawyers within days of the shooting. “It is regrettable that the prosecutors didn’t have…

  2. Judge throws out Blackwater guards' charges in Iraqi deaths

    Los Angeles Times 01/05/2010 - 15:55

    The private contractors are accused of killing 17 unarmed civilians in Baghdad in a 2007 case that sparked an outcry. A judge says using statements from the Americans was a violation of their rights.

  3. Panel Rejects Claims by Aliens of Unlawful Prolonged Detention

    New York Law Journal 12/22/2009 - 15:59

    In Turkmen v. Ashcroft, a case filed on behalf of Arab and Muslim non-citizens who were subjected to prolonged and abusive detention in the wake of 9/11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second…

  4. House Ban on ACORN Grants is Ruled Unconstitutional

    New York Times 12/15/2009 - 15:54

    The federal government must continue to provide grant money to the national community organizing group ACORN, a federal court ruled Friday, saying that the House violated the Constitution when it passed a resolution barring the…

  5. Behind missed Gitmo deadline: No one wants jailees

    Associated Press 11/19/2009 - 14:34

    President Barack Obama confirms he will miss January deadline to close Guantanamo prison — partly because he cannot persuade other nations to take the detainees.  With comment by Shayana Kadidal, senior managing attorney of the…

  6. Alleging Unconstitutional Targeting, ACORN Sues US Gov’t Over Defunding Vote

    Democracy Now11/13/2009 - 16:25

    The anti-poverty group ACORN, represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights, has filed a lawsuit against the US government that accuses Congress of punitively targeting the organization. In September, the Senate and the House voted…

  7. Acorn Sues Over Funding Vote in House

    Wall Street Journal 11/12/2009 - 13:56

    The Center for Constitutional Rights is representing ACORN in a suit charging that the congressional resolution to defund ACORN is unconstitutional.

  8. Acorn Sues Over Funding Vote in House

    New York Times 11/12/2009 - 13:45

    The CCR filed a lawsuit on behalf of the community group Acorn, charging that the Congressional Resolution to bar federal funding for the group is unconstitutional because it constitutes a legislative determination of guilt without…

  9. Justice Denied After Seven Years of Pain and Struggle

    Los Angeles Daily Journal 11/10/2009 - 13:43

    A Judicial remedy is denied to Maher Arar, victim of the US extraordinary rendition program.

  10. Italian Court Levies Judgment on U.S. Rendition Program

    ABC News 11/05/2009 - 14:31

    US “extraordinary rendition” was essentially put on trial for the first time - in Italy - and this week the court rendered a guilty verdict.  This is the second major decision to come down this…