Kerry Tries to Out-Sharon Bush

Friday, Israel said it was ending a two-week offensive in the Palestinian Gaza strip, in which Israeli soldiers killed over 100 Palestinians, many of them noncombatants. Palestinians killed at least five Israelis during the same time period, two of whom were civilians, in a rocket attack that preceded and was used as the rationale behind … Continue reading “Kerry Tries to Out-Sharon Bush”

Man Arrested for Videotaping Buildings May Stand Trial

Police arrested Kamran Akhtar, a Pakistani national accused of living in the U.S. illegally, on July 20 while videotaping skyscrapers in Charlotte, N.C. Today, Akhtar remains in Mecklenburg County Jail in Charlotte waiting to see if he will be convicted of violating immigration laws and imprisoned or deported. Meanwhile, the case has raised concerns among … Continue reading “Man Arrested for Videotaping Buildings May Stand Trial”

Government Attempts End-Run on Detainee Rights

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that suspects imprisoned during the so-called “war on terrorism” could use the American legal system to challenge their detention, lawyers for prisoners held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center are moving forward with challenges in U.S. courts while the Department of Defense continues its efforts to further … Continue reading “Government Attempts End-Run on Detainee Rights”