Update: If you thought democracies didn't need to answer this question, check out this post on the "Protect Cyberspace as a National Asset Act" introduced in our own Congress. And, Egypt is back online.
With the turmoil in Egypt leading to a near complete shut-down of
Hospira, the Illinois-based company that manufactures sodium thiopental, will no longer manufacture the drug after Italy expressed concerns over the use of the anesthetic for capital punishment. The company's factory is based outside Milan. This decision will certainly result in long delays in planned executions
The Irish do not have a legal right to an abortion except in cases to protect the life of the mother. Given that the punishment for an abortion is life in prison for both the woman and the doctor, one can imagine that it is
In United States v. Ramos (1st Cir. Dec. 17), plaintiff Edgar Ramos was arrested for and pled guilty to illegally transporting aliens in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Ramos alleged that the search that led to his arrest was illegal because of impermissible profiling, and therefore moved to
A special prosecutor cleared the CIA's former top clandestine officer and others [on November 9th] of any charges for destroying agency videotapes showing waterboarding of terror suspects [
PDF version: Dangerous Deference: The Supreme Court of Canada in Canada v. Khadr
The Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review
Draft of Rangaviz Case Comment, 46 Harv. C.R.–C.L. L. Rev. __
American troops captured Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen, in Afghanistan when he was fifteen years
The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) is asking authorities in New York to provide protection for Masjid Noor Mosque. The Mosque was vandalized on Monday as approximately thirty people attended religious services inside. This is the fourth time the Mosque
For the first time since World War II a child soldier has been tried for-- and convicted of-- war crimes. Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen accused of working for al-Qaeda, accepted a plea deal on Monday for allegedly throwing a hand grenade at US forces
Omar Khadr, a 24-year old former child soldier detained at Guantanamo pled guilty Monday on terrorism-charges in order to avoid trial and a possible life sentence. Khadr would have been the first defendant to be tried by military commission.
Check out this NYT op-ed by Harvard Law professor Jack Goldsmith, who argues that the Obama Administration should embrace the Bush Administration policy of military detention without charge or trial. Goldsmith is writing in response to a ruling by Judge Lewis Kaplan on Wednesday in