Terrorism

Terrorism

Obama: New policy lets US talk with hostage-takers; families won’t be prosecuted for paying ransom

Death Penalty

Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death by federal judge

American Bar Association

ABA president seeks new US review of alleged CIA mistreatment of detainees

Terrorism

Charleston church shootings to be investigated as ‘act of domestic terrorism’ by DOJ

Criminal Justice

Hate-crime investigation launched after suspect captured in Charleston church shooting

Constitutional Law

2nd Circuit reinstates suit of immigrants rounded up after Sept. 11 attacks

Constitutional Law

US Senate votes to strengthen torture ban, adopts measures to help set parameters

Constitutional Law

Federal appeals court narrows the type of crimes that can be tried by military commissions

Privacy Law

DOJ approved NSA Internet data searches for hacking by foreign governments, Snowden documents reveal

Privacy Law

Reform surveillance bill is signed into law; US call data will be held by telecoms rather than NSA

Privacy Law

Key parts of Patriot Act expire; what options do feds still have for investigating terrorism?

Privacy Law

House passes bill to end NSA’s bulk collection of data; critics say it doesn’t go far enough

Death Penalty

‘Dead Man Walking’ nun testifies Boston bomber appeared to regret his actions

Criminal Justice

Father of alleged Boston bomber had PTSD, psychiatrist testifies

Constitutional Law

John Paul Stevens says some held at Gitmo should get reparations from US government

Constitutional Law

Turkish prosecutor taken hostage by terror group dies after courthouse shootout

Civil Rights

TSA agrees to stop singling out black women for hair pat-downs at airports

Military Law

Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl, rescued by US through Gitmo prisoner swap, is charged with desertion

Terrorism

Lawyer for doctor who helped US track down and kill Osama bin Laden is assassinated in Pakistan

Trials & Litigation

Court interpreter at Gitmo trial for accused 9/11 slayers worked at CIA ‘black site,’ defendants say