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Jun 21, 2019

Key witness in Navy SEAL case stuns court by taking blame for killing

SAN DIEGO — When prosecutors called a special forces medic to testify, they expected him to bolster their case against a decorated Navy SEAL accused of stabbing an Islamic State fighter in his care. Corey Scott delivered in part, saying Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher unexpectedly plunged a knife into the adolescent detainee in 2017 […]

Aug 21, 2018

US deports ex-Nazi guard, 95, to Germany after long wait

A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard who lived quietly in New York City for decades was carried out of his home on a stretcher by federal agents and flown to Germany early Tuesday in what could prove to be the last U.S. deportation of a World War II-era war-crimes suspect.

Aug 7, 2017

Transgender girl forgoes ‘Jane Doe’ moniker in lawsuit

Welcome to Monday, the 53rd anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Transgender girl is no mere “plaintiff” in lawsuit against private school. — Is affirmative action still necessary? — War-crimes prosecutor quits, citing United Nations’ inaction in Syria. — Women are lead counsel 25 percent [&he[...]

Jan 28, 2013

Law blog roundup

Here are some news items to get your week before the big game started.

May 16, 2012

Somali ex-official seeks immunity from torture lawsuits

RICHMOND, Va. — A lawyer for the former prime minister of Somalia told a federal appeals court Wednesday that a judge improperly acquiesced to the State Department’s view that his client can be sued over alleged war crimes. Mohamed Ali Samantar is appealing U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema’s ruling that he is not entitled to […]

Feb 29, 2012

Former Maryland man pleads guilty to aiding al-Qaida in attack plots

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — A former Maryland resident pleaded guilty Wednesday to helping al-Qaida plot attacks from his native Pakistan, reaching a plea deal with the U.S. government that limits his sentence but that his lawyers say could put him and his family in jeopardy. A lawyer entered the plea on behalf of […]

Feb 15, 2012

Guantanamo war crimes trial to start for former Baltimore resident

A citizen of Pakistan who once lived in Baltimore is headed for a Guantanamo war crimes tribunal. Pentagon prosecutors filed charges Tuesday that include murder against Majid Khan. The 31-year-old faces up to life in prison if convicted. A Pentagon legal official has to review and approve the charges before he can be arraigned. That’s […]

May 23, 2011

Supreme Court turns down Guantanamo detainees’ appeal

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from Guantanamo detainees who fear they may be tortured or jailed if they are released from the U.S. naval base in Cuba. The justices on Monday rejected a plea from dozens of detainees who say they should have 30 days’ advance notice to challenge their […]

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