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  1. Texas Court Rules that State Cannot Block Federal Refugee Resettlement

    ... Dallas-based U.S. District Judge David Godbey dismissed his lawsuit, ruling that Texas did not have the power to reject Syrian refugees. ...

    margolisme - 06/27/2016 - 4:31pm

  2. Obama Talks Human Rights to Chinese President as US is Accused of Proxy Detention

    ... from the Council on American Islamic Relations filed a lawsuit in federal court, claiming that the United States' placement of ... intervened to end the interrogation. According to his lawsuit, Mohamed managed to borrow a cell phone from another prisoner and ...

    admin - 01/19/2011 - 7:46pm

  3. Secretary Rumsfeld Attempts to Shirk Responsibility for U.S. Torture Policies, Say ACLU and Human Rights First

    ... and three other defendants that they are immune from a lawsuit holding them accountable for policies adopted under their watch which ... custody,” said Lucas Guttentag, lead counsel in the lawsuit and director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project. “He and the ...

    admin - 05/25/2006 - 12:00am

  4. ACLU And HRF Ask Circuit Court To Reconsider Rumsfeld Torture Case

    ... in federal court in an effort to overturn the dismissal of a lawsuit against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. The March 2005 lawsuit was filed on behalf of nine Iraqi and Afghan former civilian detainees ...

    admin - 04/25/2008 - 12:00am

  5. Human Trafficking, Corporate Liability, and the Courts

    ... company in terms of revenue, has also been involved in a lawsuit brought by alleged trafficking victims under the Alien Tort Statute ...

    kucherovm - 03/25/2016 - 10:22am

  6. In Torture Case Against Rumsfeld, Lawyers Cite ‘Widespread Pattern’ of Abuse, Need for Accountability

    ... The ACLU and Human Rights First filed the lawsuit in March 2005 on behalf of nine innocent civilians who were detained by ... have moved to dismiss the suits in their entirety. The lawsuit is seeking compensatory damages for the plaintiffs and a court order ...

    admin - 12/08/2006 - 12:00am

  7. Stronger Regulations in Labor Recruitment and Guest Worker Programs Could Prevent Human Trafficking

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 3:15pm Stronger Regulations in Labor Recruitment and Guest Worker Programs Could Prevent Human Trafficking Bankrupt Slavery: Dismantling the Business of Human Trafficking ...

    margolisme - 02/24/2015 - 3:15pm

  8. End Impunity for Military Contractors

    ... legal battle to hold their abusers accountable.  In a lawsuit now entering its ninth year, the Al Shimari plaintiffs have ...

    kucherovm - 12/18/2015 - 4:03pm

  9. Human Rights First and ACLU Express Disappointment at Dismissal of Rumsfeld Torture Case

    ... law scholars filed legal briefs in support of the lawsuit. According to the military law experts, "It was the essence of ... . ...

    admin - 03/27/2007 - 12:00am

  10. Female Guard Issue Stalls Progress in 9/11 Hearing

    ... female guards in Camp 7, which prompted a discrimination lawsuit and recriminations from lawmakers and military officials. ...

    jacobsona - 12/09/2015 - 4:30pm