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  • Enron ex-CEO conviction ruling [5th Circuit]
  • Islamic charity warrantless surveillance ruling [US DC]
  • DOD detainee documents release ruling [2nd Circuit]
  • North Korea detainee abuse civil damages ruling [US DC]
  • National security letter gag requirement constitutionality ruling [2nd Circuit]
  • Visa denial judicial review ruling [US DC]
  • Vatican sovereign immunity ruling [6th Circuit]
  • Guantanamo detainees release order [DC Circuit]
  • Enemy combatant definition ruling [US DC]
  • Sex offender registration law ruling [GA SC]
  • Iraq war objector double jeopardy ruling [US DC]
  • Guantanamo Uighur detainee release stay [DC Circuit]
  • Ohio voter registration fraud ruling [6th Circuit]
  • Connecticut same-sex marriage ruling [CT SC]
  • Terrorism funding conviction ruling [2nd Circuit]


  • Wednesday, January 07, 2009

    Enron ex-CEO conviction ruling [5th Circuit]
    11:10 AM ET

    United States of America v. Jeffrey K. Skilling, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, January 6, 2009 [upholding the conviction and ordering the resentencing of former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling]. Read the full text of the opinion [PDF]. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.



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    Tuesday, January 06, 2009

    Islamic charity warrantless surveillance ruling [US DC]
    11:06 AM ET

    In Re: National Security Agency Telecommunication Records Litigation, US District Court for the Northern District of California, January 5, 2009 [ruling that a lawsuit brought by an Islamic charity alleging it was the subject of illegal wiretaps by the National Security Agency may proceed]. Read the full text of the opinion [PDF]. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.



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    Monday, January 05, 2009

    DOD detainee documents release ruling [2nd Circuit]
    11:02 AM ET

    Associated Press v. US Department of Defense, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, January 5, 2009 [ruling that the US Department of Defense may withhold from the Associated Press certain documents relating to detainee abuse at detention facilities in Guantanamo Bay]. Read the full text of the opinion [PDF]. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.



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    Wednesday, December 31, 2008

    North Korea detainee abuse civil damages ruling [US DC]
    10:55 AM ET

    William Thomas Massie, et al. v. The Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, US District Court for the District of Columbia, December 31, 2008 [ruling in favor of three US servicemen suing North Korea for mistreatment they suffered while under North Korean detention]. Read the full text of the opinion [PDF]. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.



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    Tuesday, December 16, 2008

    National security letter gag requirement constitutionality ruling [2nd Circuit]
    10:51 AM ET

    John Doe, Inc., John Doe, American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, v. Michael B. Mukasey, et al., US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, December 15, 2008 [ruling that the nondisclosure requirements contained in national security letters to internet service providers violate the providers' freedom of speech under the First Amendment]. Read the full text of the opinion [PDF]. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.



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    Wednesday, December 10, 2008

    Visa denial judicial review ruling [US DC]
    10:43 AM ET

    American Sociological Association, et al. v. Michael Chertoff, and Condoleezza Rice, US District Court for the District of Massachusetts, December 8, 2008 [ruling that the federal court may review a US consulate decision denying a non-immigrant visa to a controversial South African scholar]. Read the full text of the opinion [PDF]. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.



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    Tuesday, November 25, 2008

    Vatican sovereign immunity ruling [6th Circuit]
    10:35 AM ET

    James H. O'Bryan, Donald E. Poppe, and Michael J. Turner v. Holy See, US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, November 24, 2008 [affirming a lower court decision denying in part the Holy See's motion to dismiss on the grounds that the Vatican is immune pursuant to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act ]. Read the full text of the opinion [PDF]. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.



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    Thursday, November 20, 2008

    Guantanamo detainees release order [DC Circuit]
    10:28 AM ET

    Lakhdar Boumediene, et al., v. George W. Bush, et al., US District Court for the District of Columbia, November 20, 2008 [ordering the release of five Algerian Guantanamo Bay detainees]. Read the full text of the order [PDF]. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.



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    Tuesday, October 28, 2008

    Enemy combatant definition ruling [US DC]
    11:05 AM ET

    Lakhdar Boumediene, et al. v. George W. Bush, et al., US District Court for the District of Columbia, October 27, 2008 [ruling that in order to be held as "enemy combatants," detainees must have directly supported hostilities against the United States or its allies]. Read the full text of the order [PDF]. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.



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    Monday, October 27, 2008

    Sex offender registration law ruling [GA SC]
    10:48 AM ET

    Santos v. The State, Supreme Court of Georgia, October 27, 2008 [ruling that Georgia's state laws regarding sex offenders are unconstitutional as applied to homeless people, who are unable to register a new address as required by Georgia law]. Read the full text of the opinion [PDF]. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.



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    Wednesday, October 22, 2008

    Iraq war objector double jeopardy ruling [US DC]
    10:27 AM ET

    Lt. Ehren K. Watada v. Lt. Col. John Head, et al., US District Court for the Western District of Washington, October 21, 2008 [ruling that 1st Lt. Ehren Watada cannot face a second court-martial on all charges for which he already faced court-martial]. Read the full text of the order [PDF]. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.



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    Tuesday, October 21, 2008

    Guantanamo Uighur detainee release stay [DC Circuit]
    10:14 AM ET

    Jamal Kiyemba, Next Friend, et al., v. George W. Bush, President of the United States, et al., US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, October 20, 2008 [ordering the delay of the release of 17 Uighur detainees from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay]. Read the full text of the order [PDF]. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.



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    Wednesday, October 15, 2008

    Ohio voter registration fraud ruling [6th Circuit]
    10:48 AM ET

    Ohio Republican Party; Larry Wolpert, v. Jennifer Brunner, Secretary of State of Ohio, US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, October 14, 2008 [upholding a district court order requiring Ohio's secretary of state to establish a system that allows county election boards to confirm newly registered voters' eligibility]. Read the full text of the opinion [PDF]. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.



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    Friday, October 10, 2008

    Connecticut same-sex marriage ruling [CT SC]
    10:41 AM ET

    Elizabeth Kerrigan et al. v. Commissioner of Public Health et al., Supreme Court of Connecticut, October 10, 2008 [ruling that the Connecticut Constitution requires that sam-sex couples be allowed to marry]. Read the full text of the opinion [PDF]. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.



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    Friday, October 03, 2008

    Terrorism funding conviction ruling [2nd Circuit]
    10:35 AM ET

    United States v. Al-Moayad & Zayed, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, October 2, 2008 [overturning the terrorism-related convictions of a Yemeni cleric and his assistant due to evidential errors that were prejudicial to the extend that they deprived the defendants of a fair trial]. Read the full text of the opinion [PDF]. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.



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