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Splintered Supreme Court Shoots Down Stolen Valor Act Under First Amendment

Originally published in The United States Law Week, 81 U.S.L.W. 9, 07/03/2012. Copyright 2012 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Lies about having received military awards may be speech protected by the First...more

Iowa View: We are allowing our liberties to be 'nibbled' away By: Jonathan Wilson

The Biblical parable is told about a flock of 100 sheep. One gets lost and the “good shepherd” leaves the remaining 99 and goes in search of the lost one until it is found and returned to the safety of the...more

Detainee Treatment at GTMO

The paper looks at treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay and the legal justifications for their use....more

October 18, 2011 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

Overview of my new book "Command Influence"

"Command Influence" will be available on the market via Kindle, Amazon and Barnes & Noble, among others in three to four weeks. It is a fascinating and fast moving account of the murder trial of an Air Force officer in Korea...more

The Death Penalty, National Security and the Zimbabwe Constitution-Lloyd Msipa

The Death Penalty, National Security and the Zimbabwe Constitution The Zimbabwe government through the inclusive government is currently carrying out rigorous outreach programs in Zimbabwe and abroad over the contents of...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (this document relates to CCR v. Bush)

Order Re: Joint Status Report

This case is brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights on behalf of lawyers and others working with the Guantanamo Bay prisoners. It is based on the chilling effect on their ability to defend their clients due to the...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (document relates soley to Al-Haramain v. Obama)

Government Defendants' Notice of Submission To Court of Appeals

This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

EFF Supports JUSTICE Bill to Reform the USA PATRIOT Act and Repeal Telecom Immunity

On December 31, three provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act that broadly expanded government surveillance authority in the wake of 9/11 are set to expire.1 The Obama Administration made clear in a letter this week to Senate...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Litigation (Relates solely to Al-Haramain v. Obama)

Plaintiffs' Reply to Government Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment....

This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records (relates solely to Al-Haramain)

Defendants' Notice of Motion, Fourth Motion To Dismiss & for Summary Judgment; Memorandum in Support....

This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

"Enhanced Interrogation Methods": How legal memoranda manipulated Federal and International laws prohibiting torture and coercion.

In the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, executive branch lawyers acting as legal council for the President issued several memoranda which interpreted various laws prohibiting torture or "cruel, inhuman, and degrading...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records (relates solely to Al-Haramain)

Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (Al-Haramain v. Bush)

Briefing Order

This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (Clayton v. AT&T., et al.)

Order Granting US's Motion for Summary Judgment (in US v Clayton, US v Reishus, US v Farber, US v Palermino & US v Volz) and...

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T on January 31, 2006, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the National...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation

Order Granting United States' Motion To Dismiss

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T on January 31, 2006, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the National...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (Al-Haramain v. Obama)

Government Defendants' Response to Court's Order to Show Cause

This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (Al-Haramain v. Obama)

Plaintiffs' Memorandum Addressing Appropriateness and Feasibility of Motion By Plaintiffs for Summary Judgment of Liability Under...

This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (McMurray v. Verizon)

Government Defendants' Reply Brief in Support of Their Motion To Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T on January 31, 2006, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the National...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (McMurray v. Verizon)

Reply Brief in Support of Telecommunications Carrier Defendants' Motion To Dismiss

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T on January 31, 2006, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the National...more

In Re NSA Records Litigation (McMurray v. Verizon)

Joint Stipulation Regarding Motion to Dismiss For Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

Background: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T on January 31, 2006, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (McMurray v. Verizon)

Plaintiffs' Response to Government Defendants' and Telecom Defendants' Motions To Dismiss

Background: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T on January 31, 2006, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (McMurray v. Verizon)

Order Re: McMurray Plaintiffs' Motion for Extension of Time

Background: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T on January 31, 2006, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (McMurray v. Verizon)

Government Defendants' Response to Motion To Extend Time

Background: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T on January 31, 2006, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (McMurray v. Verizon)

McMurray Plaintiffs' Response To AT&T and Bellsouth's Motion to Dismiss For Lack of Jurisdiction

Background: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T on January 31, 2006, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the...more

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