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Article • December 14, 2017
Filed under: War on Terror, Terrorism, FBI
D.C. Circuit Holds Bivens Not Available for Extraterritorial Incidents by On October 23, 2015, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that a man who had been detained, interrogated and tortured for four months in three African countries by and with the consent of FBI agents could not ...
Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
D.C. Man Subjected to 77 Days Overdetention; Marshals Service Denies Responsibility by Monte McCoin by Monte McCoin Carlton O. Harris, a 28-year-old journeyman roofer, was mistakenly held at the District of Columbia’s jail for 77 days without a chance to see a judge or be appointed a defense attorney after ...
Article • September 6, 2017
Judicial Watch Not Entitled to Internal Department of Defense Memo In Bowe Bergdahl Case, D.C. Circuit Court Rules by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On February 7, 2017, a three-judge panel sitting in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed a ruling of the D.C. District Court ...
Article • September 1, 2017
Second Circuit Rules Against American Civil Liberties Union on Drone Strike FOIA Request by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has denied a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in which the American Civil Liberties Union requested documents from several government ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
American University Removes Statue of Imprisoned Native American Activist by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna American University, a private college in Washington, D.C., bowed to pressure from a federal law enforcement group and removed a statue of Native American activist and prisoner Leonard Peltier, who was convicted of the 1975 ...
Article • August 10, 2017
Filed under: Employee Litigation
Lawsuit by Former Prison Guards to Win Right to Carry Firearms Reinstated After D.C. Federal Court Reverses Summary Judgment by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On June 3, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reversed a D.C. District Court ruling which had granted summary judgment ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Denial of FOIA Request for Complaints Against Immigration Judges Reversed by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a district court’s order allowing across-the-board redactions by the government in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The American Immigration Lawyers Association submitted ...
Brief • July 27, 2017
GTL v FCC, DC, Pet Intervenors Brief, Inmate Calling Services, 2016 USCA Case #15-1461 Document #1638459 Filed: 09/29/2016 Page 1 of 41 ORAL ARGUMENT NOT YET SCHEDULED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT No. 15-1461 (consolidated with Nos. 15-1498, 16-1012, 16-1029, 16-1038, 16-104 and 16-1057) ...
Publication • July 27, 2017
ICS Advocates - Ex Parte Submission to FCC re #Solutions2020, 2017 Lee G. Petro 202-230-5857 Direct 202-842-8465 Fax Lee.Petro@dbr.com Law Offices 1500 K Street N. W. Suite 1100 Washington, D.C. 20005-1209 (202) 842-8800 (202) 842-8465 fax www.drinkerbiddle.com CALIFORNIA DELAWARE ILLINOIS NEW JERSEY NEW YORK PENNSYLVANIA WASHINGTON D.C. WISCONSIN January 13, ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Prison Phone Update: Appellate Court Deals Major Blow to Prisoners and Their Families by Carrie Wilkinson by Carrie Wilkinson In a September 2016 article on the fight for comprehensive prison and jail phone reform, PLN reported that while limits on ancillary fees had been implemented by the FCC, intrastate (in-state) ...
National Police Accountability Project - CLE Seminar Brochure, DC, 2017 Name:_____________________________________ Firm: _____________________________________ Address:___________________________________ City:_______________ State:___ Zip:___________ Phone:_____________ E-mail_________________ Please bill my: [ ] Visa [ ] MC [ ] Discover Card #_____________________________________ Expiration Date: _____________________________ CVV Code: ______________________________ Signature: __________________________________ [ ] Check enclosed (Please make check payable to: ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Chief Federal Judge in D.C. Resigns after Lawsuit Accuses Him of Rape by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Richard Roberts, 63, unexpectedly stepped down on March 16, 2016. Although the official reason for his departure was listed ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
DC Circuit Court Reverses Dismissal of Suit Challenging CMU Placement by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned portions of a district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed by three federal prisoners – Yassin Aref, Kifah Jayyousi and Daniel McGowan – who sought damages ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
DC Circuit Agrees that U.S. Attorney’s Discovery Handbook is Exempt from FOIA by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In a setback for the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL), the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit declined to overturn a district court’s judgment that found the U.S. Attorney’s ...
Senators Emanuel Cleaver and Luis Gutierrez - Letter re Private Prison Campaign Contributions, 2017 EMANUEL CLEAVER, II http: //WWW.HOUSE.GOV/CLEAVER FIFTH DISTRICT, MISSOURI TWITIER.COMIREPCLEAVER FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITIEE FACEBOOK.COM/EMANUELCLEAVER II HOUSING ANO I NSURANCE SUBCOMMITTFE OVERSIGHT ANO IN'IESTIGATIONS SUBCOl.U.llTTEE ([ongr.esg i~ousr itf tlrr !nit.eh §taf.eg nf iRrprr.s.enfatiur.a March 2, 2017 Damon Hininger ...
Brief • May 16, 2017
Filed under: Employee Searches
Myrdal v. District of Columbia, DC, Opinion, Employee Searches, 2008 Case 1:05-cv-02351-RCL Document 75 Filed 02/25/08 Page 1 of 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ____________________________________ ) MARILYN SEABROOKS MYRDAL, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) Civil Action No. 05-2351 (RCL) ) DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ...
Publication • May 8, 2017
GAO - Prisoner Labor, 1993 I ----------i t l11ikd St at.<"s Ge1wral A<·cmrnt in~ Of'f1<'e GAO l{eport to the llonorablc 1Tarry Flcid, lJ.S. Senate PRISONER LABOR Perspectives on Paying the Federal Minimum Wage GAO/G<i D-H:l-H8 .--------·-; GAO United States General Accounting Offtce Washington, D.C. 201548 General Government Division B-253226 May20, ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Reform Advocates Applaud Expiration of CoreCivic Contract in D.C. by At midnight on January 31, 2017, a welcome change came to the District of Columbia&rsquo;s jail system with the expiration of the District&rsquo;s 20-year contract with CoreCivic &ndash; formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America &ndash; to operate the Correctional ...
Brief • April 28, 2017
Filed under: Wrongful Conviction
Odom v. District of Columbia, DC, Conclusion, Wrongful Conviction Rape, 2015 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIVIL DIVISION KIRK L. ODOM, Plaintiff v. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Defendant ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. 2013 CA 3239 Calendar 13 - Judge Kravitz FINDINGS OF FACT AND ...
Brief • April 28, 2017
USA v. Odom, DC, Mot for Post-Conviction DNA Test, Wrongful Conviction Rape, 2011 SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMB 1A. Criminal Division — Felony Division UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. Criminal No. F-2473-81 (CLOSED) KIRK L. ODOM MOTION FOR POST-CONVICTION DNA TESTING UNDER THE INNOCENCE PROTECTION ACT Kirk L. ...
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