Appeals from seven detainees at the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba, contesting their open-ended custody, were turned aside by the Supreme Court on Monday.
A convicted American terrorist plotter and his mother lost another legal round Wednesday in their efforts to hold accountable a former Bush administration official who issued legal memos supporting harsh interrogation techniques for suspected enemy combatants.
This week the U.S. Justice Department accused an Iranian-American, who allegedly has ties to Iran's elite Quds Force, of attempting to hire a man he thought was a Mexican cartel hitman to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States.
The 17-year sentence given to convicted terrorist plotter Jose Padilla was ruled too lenient by a federal appeals court on Monday, a legal victory for the Obama administration.
Defense attorneys have a fundamental obligation to tell their immigrant clients they face possible deportation when pleading guilty to certain crimes, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
Newly released documents show that military personnel watching over at least two American citizens held in U.S. Navy brigs feared that the isolation and austere conditions were threatening detainees' sanity.
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday to uphold the entire conviction of a terrorist implicated in the failed millennium bomb plot.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey will rely on his experience dealing with high-profile terrorism trials when he argues a case before the U.S. Supreme Court later this month.
Convicted terrorist Jose Padilla could face life in prison when sentenced in Miami. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.
Six years of investigations and prosecutions have turned up little evidence of Islamic jihadists at work in the United States, according to a study released Monday.
Former Chicago gang member Jose Padilla was found guilty Thursday of supporting Islamic terrorism overseas.
Padilla found guilty
Jose Padilla was convicted with two co-defendants charged with supporting al-Qaeda and other Islamic extremist groups
This week's appeals court reversal on al-Marri shows that the Administration still hasn't got its legal act together
As Jose Padilla finally goes on trial, this controversial case may write one of the defining chapters in America's legal war against terrorism.
Suspected al Qaeda operative Jose Padilla is mentally competent to stand trial on terrorism conspiracy charges, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
A federal judge in Miami on Monday dismissed a terror count against Jose Padilla, the U.S. citizen once identified as a "dirty bomb" suspect and detained as an "enemy combatant."
A conservative federal judge who was a finalist for two recent Supreme Court vacancies has resigned his post to become the top lawyer at aircraft maker Boeing Corp.
A divided Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a U.S. citizen held until recently as an "enemy combatant" without traditional legal rights.
A man once labeled an "enemy combatant" was denied bail in federal court in Miami on Friday after challenging his pretrial detention.
Jose Padilla, the terror suspect classified as an "enemy combatant" and held without charges for more than three years, will wait until next week to begin his defense in a civilian court.
Jose Padilla, the terror suspect dubbed an "enemy combatant" and held without charges for more than three years, was flown to Miami on Thursday and appeared briefly before a federal magistrate.
The Supreme Court ordered terrorism suspect and U.S. citizen Jose Padilla transferred from military custody Wednesday to stand trial in Miami, Florida.
In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, White House officials were haunted by two questions. Were there other terrorists lying in wait within the U.S.? And, given how freely the 19 hijackers had been able to operate before they acted, how would we know where to find them? It didn't take long before an aggressive idea emerged from the circle of Administration hawks. Liberalize the rules for domestic spying, they urged. Free the National Security Agency (NSA) to use its powerful listening technology to eavesdrop on terrorist suspects on U.S. soil without having to seek a warrant for every phone number it tracked. But because of a 1978 law that forbids the NSA to conduct no-warrant surveillance inside the U.S., the new policy would require one of two steps. The first was to revise the law. The other was to ignore it.
The Justice Department on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the immediate transfer of suspected terrorist Jose Padilla to civilian custody and sharply criticized an appeals court ruling that barred the move last week.
In an order questioning the Bush administration's "credibility before the courts," a federal appeals court has rejected the government's application to transfer "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla from military to civilian custody.
The Justice Department told a federal appeals court Friday that terror suspect Jose Padilla's complaints about being held indefinitely as a "enemy combatant" are irrelevant now that criminal charges have been filed in Florida.
The Pentagon recently filed court papers identifying a 27-year-old Ethiopian national as an accomplice of terror suspect Jose Padilla.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday delayed the transfer of accused terrorist Jose Padilla from a military brig to face trial in Miami.
After being held for more than three years in U.S. military custody, Jose Padilla has been charged with membership in a North American terrorist support cell and with conspiracy to murder, kidnap and maim.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday on whether the Bush administration has the authority to hold accused "dirty bomb" suspect Jose Padilla indefinitely until the war on terrorism ends.
Accused "dirty bomb" terrorist and U.S. citizen Jose Padilla has again appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, challenging his indefinite military detention and his designation as an "enemy combatant."
Calling the case a "law enforcement matter, not a military matter," a federal judge in South Carolina has ruled that the U.S. government cannot continue to hold "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla without charging him with a crime.
Attorneys for imprisoned "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla argued in federal court that their client should be charged with a crime or released.
On Monday, October 4, the Supreme Court declined to consider a petition filed by Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri. Al-Marri is perhaps the least well known of the three persons who have been held in the United States as "enemy combatants."
A federal appeals court Monday blocked a lower court from ordering a U.S.-born man designated as an "enemy combatant" to be released or brought to federal court by Tuesday.
Lawyers for a U.S.-born man designated an enemy combatant and held in military detention for more than three years are negotiating with the government to allow him to be released and leave the country.
Lawyers for two Americans being held by the United States as terror suspects sounded an upbeat tone following meetings this week with their clients.
Attorneys for the third enemy combatant detained indefinitely and held incommunicado in U.S. military custody are demanding to see their client.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed down a mixed verdict on the Bush administration's war against terror, ruling that U.S. and non-U.S. citizens alike seized as potential terrorists can challenge their treatment in U.S. courts.
The Justice Department alleged Tuesday that Jose Padilla, an American citizen held without charges in a military jail for the past two years, not only plotted to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" inside the United States, but he also conspired to blow up as many as 20 high-rise apartment buildings in a separate attack.
On Tuesday the Justice Department detailed its allegations against accused "dirty bomber" Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen who for the past two years has been held without charges as an enemy combatant. CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer spoke with Padilla's attorney, Donna Newman, following the Justice Department news conference.
Following is a transcript of a news conference held Tuesday by James Comey, deputy attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice, concerning Jose Padilla.
Government lawyers told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the president has the legal authority to detain and interrogate suspected terrorists indefinitely without charging them regardless of whether they are arrested overseas or in the United States.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear the cases of two U.S. citizens with suspected ties to terrorism and who have been held without being charged.
Federal courts should not be "second-guessing" the U.S. military's treatment of an American citizen captured on the battlefield in Afghanistan, the Bush administration says.
(CNN) -- Citing a World War II court decision, the Bush administration insisted the president has the legal authority to detain suspected terrorists, including Americans, indefinitely without criminal charges.
Attorneys for suspected enemy combatant Jose Padilla visited him for the first time in almost two years Wednesday at the U.S. Navy brig at Charleston, South Carolina, where the Brooklyn-born 33 year old has been held incommunicado since June 2002.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide if the government can hold Americans accused of being terrorists indefinitely and without due process.
The Defense Department announced Wednesday it has decided to grant "dirty bomb" suspect Jose Padilla access to a lawyer "subject to appropriate security restrictions."
In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit held that the president may not unilaterally arrest a U.S. citizen on American soil and hold him indefinitely in military detention as an "enemy combatant." That is, he may not do so without Congress's prior authorization for such detention.
The Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to intervene quickly Friday in the case of whether an American citizen accused of being a terrorist can be held indefinitely and in secret by the government.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday expanded its review of the Bush administration's war on terror when it agreed to hear the case of a U.S.-born man captured during the fighting in Afghanistan and held incommunicado and without charges.
The Justice Department Wednesday announced it would soon ask the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out a federal appeals court ruling that requires the government to release designated "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla from military custody.
A recent federal appeals court ruling supports the case for a U.S. Supreme Court review of "enemy combatant" Yaser Esam Hamdi's indefinite detention, his attorney argued in a brief filed with the high court earlier this week.
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