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Immigrant won’t face deportation over passing out condoms

By | 08.29.11 | 5:18 pm | More from The Michigan Messenger

A permanent resident alien from the Dominican Republic will not face deportation after being convicted in 2007 of passing out condoms in Minnesota brothels.

U.S. Court System Outmatches 9/11 Conspirator

By | 01.04.10 | 5:33 pm

From Reuters:

Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person convicted in a U.S. court on criminal charges related to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, lost a bid on Monday to overturn his guilty plea and his sentence of life in prison.

A U.S. appeals court rejected arguments by Moussaoui,


58 Percent of U.S. Voters Want to Waterboard Failed Christmas Bomber

By | 12.31.09 | 11:56 am

Don’t expect any charitable feelings around the holidays. According to a new Rasmussen national telephone survey, 58 percent of U.S. voters say they’d support using waterboarding and other aggressive interrogation techniques to extract information from the failed Northwest Airlines Flight 253 bomber.

Just 30 percent oppose using such More…

DOJ Blames Six-Year Trial Delay on Detainee, Cites National Security

By | 12.21.09 | 6:00 am

Late on Friday, the Department of Justice quietly filed an unclassified, heavily redacted version (see below) of its argument why a New York federal court should not dismiss the case of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, an accused conspirator in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and More…

Introducing TWI’s Gitmo Habeas Scoreboard

By | 12.16.09 | 3:14 pm

Since the Supreme Court ruled last year that detainees at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo have the right to habeas corpus — that is, the right to challenge their detention in court — hundreds of detainees have taken advantage, filing petitions in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. More…

U.S. Government Wins Gitmo Habeas Case; Score Is 31-9 in Favor of Detainees

By | 12.15.09 | 12:23 pm

In a rare win for the government in a Guantanamo Bay detainee case, a federal judge ruled Monday that it can continue to hold a 28-year-old Yemeni at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Musa’ab Al-Madhwani has been imprisoned at Guantanamo since October 2002. More…

Feds Consider Bringing Another High-Level Gitmo Prisoner to Trial in NYC

By | 12.14.09 | 6:32 pm

Federal prosecutors are weighing sending Guantanamo prisoner Majid Khan to face a federal court trial in New York, The Associated Press reports, based on an anonymous source.

Khan is one of fewer than two dozen “high-value” detainees at the prison camp, believed to be a senior member of More…

Michele Bachmann Weighs In on 9/11 Trials

By | 12.11.09 | 8:48 am

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and the National Review’s Andrew McCarthy teamed up with other House Republicans on Thursday on the front steps of the Supreme Court to take a shot at President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder for deciding to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other alleged co-conspirators More…

Court Holds DOJ in Contempt for Failing to Videotape Gitmo Detainee’s Testimony

By | 12.10.09 | 4:02 pm

In an unusual move by a federal district court, Judge Gladys Kessler of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., today issued an order (PDF) holding the government in contempt of court for failing to videotape the testimony of a Guantanamo detainee last summer.

Mohammed Al-Adahi testified in June More…

Sessions Opens DHS Oversight Hearing With Jab at Holder for 9/11 Trials

By | 12.09.09 | 10:40 am

Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) just opened this morning’s  hearing that’s supposed to be about oversight of the Department of Homeland Security with a quick jab at Attorney General Eric Holder for his decision to bring Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other alleged terrorists to the United States More…