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Firmwide response to travel bans

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Learn how Ropes & Gray mobilized resources in response to executive orders restricting travel....more

Former Abu Ghraib Detainees Appeal Political Question Dismissal of Suit Against War-Zone Contractor

by Dentons on

Iraqi citizens who claim that they were abused by civilian government contractor employees who helped the US military interrogate detainees at Abu Ghraib prison following the US invasion in 2003 are appealing a federal...more

Kingsley v. Hendrickson: Excessive Force is in the Eye of the Objective Beholder

by Sands Anderson PC on

The Supreme Court of the United States, in Kingsley v. Hendrickson, waded into the metaphysical discussion of what plaintiffs must prove about corrections officers’ state of mind in a lawsuit alleging the officers used...more

Supreme Court Decides Kingsley v. Hendrickson

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On June 22, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Kinsgley v. Hendrickson, No. 13-1175, holding that to prove an excessive force claim, a pretrial detainee need show only that an officer’s deliberate use of force was...more

US Supreme Court Ruling Impacts Jail Operations

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

On June 22, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an important decision for all North Carolina counties operating county jails in which individuals are held detainees awaiting trial. In Kingsley v. Hendrickson, No....more

An ICE Detainer is Merely a Request—Not a Requirement

by Sands Anderson PC on

Law enforcement officers and agencies are often faced with deciding whether they are required to detain an otherwise releasable prisoner when there is a detainer on the prisoner from the federal Department of Immigration and...more

“Can You Sleep Well at Night?”: Multinational Executives Detained in China Due to Bribery Concerns

by K&L Gates LLP on

Any company doing business in China has to wonder whether they might find themselves in the unwelcome spotlight recently turned on certain participants in China’s pharmaceutical market....more

Immigrants Await Results of Suit Against U.S. and Jefferson County, Illinois

by Ronald Shapiro on

It has now been more than two months since the National Immigrant Justice Center (“NIJC”) filed a lawsuit against officials of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) and Jefferson County, Illinois relating to the...more

Ze’s Struggles as an Immigrant Detainee

Since the birth of America, our nation has been known for being a culturally diverse society that welcomes people from everywhere in the world, regardless of race, creed, and background. Given the importance that has been...more

Detainee Treatment at GTMO

by Javid Afzali on

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

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