Some commentators have asked whether Wikimedia and the other plaintiffs in this suit have standing to pursue their claims, in light of the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Clapper v. Amnesty International. In Clapper, the ACLU represented plaintiffs in a facial challenge to the constitutionality of the 2008 FISA Amendments Act (FAA) — the same statute […]

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The remarks came one week after 23-year-old Goodyear employee Nicholas Thomas was fatally shot by Smyrna police serving an arrest warrant on a probation violation. Police say Thomas tried to run them over in a customer’s Maserati, though lawyers hired by the dead man’s family have challenged the official account.…

Yemeni intelligence officers still loyal to Hadi’s besieged government burned some secret files, one official said. But they couldn’t destroy all of them before the Houthi fighters, whose leaders have received some weapons and training from Iran, moved in.The loss of the intelligence networks, in addition to the escalating conflict, contributed to the Obama administration’s […]

Palestinian membership gives the court’s prosecutors the right to examine war crimes committed by any party on its territory after April 1, a development contested by Israel, which is not an ICC member and has no plans not cooperate. “I don’t understand the opposition unless (Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin) Netanyahu fears the court and what it […]

JOHANNA FERNÁNDEZ: — Keith Cook, for the past 20 hours. Pam Africa, Ramona Africa, they all drove there from Harrisburg, where the case of the silencing act was being heard before the third circuit court. Immediately, after that ended, they rushed up to Pottsville, and the doctors will not speak to us. They will not […]

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Presently the DFO office on Coast Salish Territory is being occupied in solidarity with the Heiltsuk Nation who are currently occupying the DFO office on Denny Island, due to the DFO’s allowing the opening of commercial herring fishing on Heiltsuk traditional territorial waters. The Heiltsuk refuse to allow this to…

ACTION ALERT   Demand Mumia’s family hospital visitation rights   At 1pm EST today, Mumia Abu-Jamal had a medical emergency and was taken to the Intensive Care Unit at Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, PA. SCI Mahanoy prison officials are blocking all family visits at Schuylkill. Mumia’s family is currently waiting at Schuylkill. We have absolutely […]

The statement was provided by the diplomatic during a press conference to provide an initial assessment about the outpouring of support from countries, organizations, social and political movements and individuals around the world in response to the call of President Nicolas Maduro require repeal Obama’s executive order. “This reflection should call Obama, see a map […]

Arab states have a duty to “strike those who have violated legitimacy with an iron fist, regardless of the place, time or circumstances, beginning with Palestine,” said Mahmoud al-Habbash, religious affairs advisor to PA leader Mahmoud Abbas. “What happened in Gaza was a coup, not a division, and it must be addressed with firmness,” added […]

“I don’t know why he does it, but I just feel like he gets a kick out of it because I just see the look on his face,” said Ricardo Palikiko Garcia, one of the inmates who said he was forced to fight. “It looks like it brings him joy by doing this, while we’re […]

At the time, his office also criticized the FBI’s failure to develop specific policies to protect the privacy of U.S. citizens or the integrity of the evidence the drones aim to collect. The final audit released on Tuesday night revealed that the Justice Department has committed to – but has not yet – finalized policies […]

State-to-state dispute settlement is an important check and balance in the process that reduces litigation. Governments are more wary litigators than many companies. The reasons are many – governments seek to maintain complex diplomatic relations, they are loathe to take on the costs of litigation, and since they must live by the rules their own […]

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