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Monday, August 8, 2011

"Unabomb auction checks being sent to Kaczynski's victims": The Sacramento Bee has this blog post today.
Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman

"Challenge to Deportation Rests on Government's Word": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.
Posted at 10:11 PM by Howard Bashman

"Federal torture suit against Rumsfeld clears hurdle in Chicago appeals court; Whistle-blowers seek undisclosed damages from former defense secretary": This article will appear Tuesday in The Chicago Tribune.

Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor reports that "Appeals court allows US citizens' torture suit against Rumsfeld; The judges ruled 2-to-1 that two US citizens can bring a civil suit against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for their alleged torture while they were held in a US military prison in Iraq in 2006."

And online at Slate, Dahlia Lithwick has a jurisprudence essay entitled "Damages: An appeals court allows a suit against Donald Rumsfeld to go forward."

My earlier coverage of today's Seventh Circuit ruling appears at this link.
Posted at 10:08 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court Upholds Ban On Foreign Citizens Donating To Candidates": Mike Scarcella has this post at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times."

At his "Under the Radar" blog at, Josh Gerstein has a post titled "Court upholds ban on foreign donations to U.S. campaigns."

And at his "Election Law Blog," Rick Hasen has a post titled "Three-Judge Court Upholds Ban on Foreign Nationals' Contributions and Expenditures."

D.C. Circuit Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh is the author of today's three-judge ruling of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Posted at 06:02 PM by Howard Bashman

"Judge allows American to sue Rumsfeld over torture": The Associated Press issued this report last Thursday.

The identical headline, however, could describe the ruling that the majority on a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued today.

Update: Bloomberg News reports that "Rumsfeld Must Face Suit by Two Americans Held in Iraq, Appeals Court Says."

Reuters reports that "Court allows torture lawsuit against Rumsfeld."

And The Associated Press, in coverage of today's ruling, reports that "Court upholds torture lawsuit against Rumsfeld."
Posted at 01:16 PM by Howard Bashman

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