Posts Tagged ‘anti-war’
Deal reached in class action that had accused police of unlawfully arresting more than 700 people during an Iraq war demonstration.
Anti-war protester wounded by police projectile during 2008 convention had filed excessive-force lawsuit against the officer and the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Federal judge refuses to dismiss allegations that activists’ First Amendment rights were violated when Joint Base Lewis-McChord employee infiltrated anti-war group.
Recently found documents suggest activists’ trips to Columbia may have sparked investigation into apparent ties between several people in the U.S. and radical groups in Columbia and the Middle East.
Justice Department, state attorneys general back appeal of two Secret Service agents who were sued after arresting man who confronted former Vice President Dick Cheney in 2006.
Technically, Judge Richard Posner is correct when he says his decision in a political-protest case, Vodak v. City of Chicago, is based on the Fourth Amendment and that “the First Amendment plays only a background role.” On the other hand, his decision surely reads like a significant victory for the First Amendment’s right of assembly.
DENVER — A Colorado man can sue two Secret Service agents who arrested him after he touched former Vice President Dick Cheney on the arm in 2006 and told him his Iraq war policies were “disgusting,” a federal appeals court ruled yesterday.
The ruling means Steven Howards can try to subpoena Cheney to testify about the [...]
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down the appeal of two people who say they were kept from attending an appearance by then-President George W. Bush in Denver in 2005 because of their opposition to the war in Iraq.
The Court refused today to get involved in a case concerning whether people may be excluded [...]
CHICAGO — Anti-war activists whose homes or offices were raided as part of an FBI terrorism-funding investigation will refuse to testify before a grand jury as ordered, in a show of defiance that could land them in jail.
Attorneys for the 14 activists called to testify have coordinated their responses since the Sept. 24 raids and [...]
CHICAGO — FBI agents in Chicago took a laptop and documents from the home of a Palestinian-American anti-war activist in an attempt to silence his advocacy, an attorney said yesterday.
The FBI on Sept. 24 searched eight addresses in Minneapolis and Chicago, including the home of Hatem Abudayyeh, who is the executive director of the Arab [...]
WASHINGTON — The FBI gave inaccurate information to Congress and the public when it claimed a possible terrorism link to justify surveilling an anti-war rally in Pittsburgh, the Justice Department's inspector general said yesterday in a report on the bureau's scrutiny of domestic activist groups.
Inspector General Glenn Fine said the FBI had no reason to [...]
DENVER — Two people who were booted from a Denver public appearance by then-President George W. Bush have lost their bid to revive their lawsuit against the people who asked them to leave.
Leslie Weise and Alex Young claim their First Amendment rights were violated when they were ejected from the Wings Over the Rockies Air [...]
SEATTLE — Members of a Washington anti-war group are suing an Army intelligence analyst, as well as the city of Olympia and several of its police officials, claiming their organization was illegally infiltrated and that the information gathered was used to make wrongful arrests.
In a lawsuit filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Seattle, 13 [...]
Editor’s note: The Associated Press reported that on June 2, 2010, U.S. District Judge Gary Lancaster awarded lawyers for a protest group about $96,000 in legal fees stemming from Pittsburgh's effort to bar an exhibit during the G-20 summit.
PITTSBURGH — A federal judge in Pittsburgh has ordered the city to allow an
anti-war group to use [...]
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — West Point officials who ordered anti-war demonstrators out of an Army-Navy basketball game did not violate their First Amendment rights, a federal jury decided yesterday.
The jury found that the protesters' message — they wore T-shirts spelling out “U.S. out of Iraq” — was not the main reason for their expulsion.
The eight [...]