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Doe v. Mattis

United States DC Circuit
Government Law, Military Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirming. Doe is a US citizen in the custody of the Department of Defense after his capture in Syria. He sought to prevent his transfer during the...
06/28/2019 18-5032

Qassim v. Trump

United States DC Circuit
Military Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Addressed the constitutionality of using undisclosed classified information as a basis for detaining a man at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. The...
06/21/2019 18-5148

American Legion v. American Humanist Assn.

United States Supreme Court
Military Law, Constitutional Law
Held that a Maryland public monument in the shape of a 32-foot tall Latin cross did not violate the Establishment Clause. A humanist group and others...
06/20/2019 17–1717

Karnoski v. Trump

United States Ninth Circuit
Military Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Addressed procedural issues in a lawsuit challenging a 2017 federal ban on transgender people serving in the military. The ban was later withdrawn and...
06/14/2019 18-35347

DaVinci Aircraft, Inc. v. US

United States Ninth Circuit
Military Law, Injury & Tort Law, Communications Law
Rejected an aerospace parts dealer's damages claims against the federal government for confiscating 10 military Global Positioning System antennas....
06/12/2019 17-55719

Sokolow v. Palestine Liberation Organization

United States Second Circuit
Military Law, International Law
Held that eleven American families could not revive their lawsuit against the Palestinian Authority and others for various terror attacks in Israel...
06/03/2019 15-3135-cv

American Civil Liberties Union v. National Security Agency

United States Second Circuit
Government Law, Military Law
In a Freedom of Information Act case, held that the government did not have to disclose documents concerning the legal authority for certain national...
05/30/2019 17‐3399‐cv

DiRaffael v. California Army National Guard

California Court of Appeal
Military Law
Held that a former military officer may not proceed with his challenge to regulations governing selective retention of National Guard officers after...
05/23/2019 B284859

Owens v. Republic of Sudan

United States DC Circuit
Military Law, International Law, Injury & Tort Law
Held that claimants whose family members were harmed in a terrorist attack may state a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress even if...
05/21/2019 14-5105

Estate of Klieman v. Palestinian Authority

United States DC Circuit
Military Law, International Law, Injury & Tort Law
Held that the court lacked personal jurisdiction over the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian Liberation Organization, in this lawsuit brought by...
05/14/2019 15-7034