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Entries by Ryan J. Reilly from 04/2013

Guantanamo Hunger Strikers Will Achieve Goals 'Or Die Trying,' Lawyer Says

Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The dozens of Guantanamo Bay detainees refusing solid foods are “more determined than ever to achieve their goals or die trying,” a ...

Sequester Has 'Eviscerated' Ability To Visit Guantanamo Detainees, Federal Public Defender Says

Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Add the detainees being held in Guantanamo Bay to the list of those feeling the negative impacts of sequestration. A public defender ...

Aaron Swartz Prosecutors Threatened With Guillotine Postcards

Posted 04.01.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Two federal prosecutors involved in the case against the late Aaron Swartz have faced "harassing and, at times, threatening communicatio...

Felony Charges Dropped Against Colin Small, Republican Accused Of Destroying Voter Registration Forms

Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eight felony charges against Colin Small, the Republican contractor accused of destroying voter registration forms, were dismissed by a ...

Richard Cebull, Federal Judge Who Sent Racist Obama Email, Retires

Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, the federal judge in Montana who sent an email last year suggesting that President Barack Obama's mother had se...

Witness ‘Disgusted' Felony Charges Dropped Against Colin Small In GOP Voter Registration Fraud Case

Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Virginia store manager who witnessed a young Republican contractor toss voter registration forms into a dumpster back in October sai...

Eric Holder, ‘Porn Facilitator'? 'Dirty' List Highlights Lull In Obscenity War

Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Forget big banks. In the eyes of one conservative group, Attorney General Eric Holder has failed in his duty to take down big porn. M...

Eric Holder To Take Pay Cut If DOJ Employees Are Furloughed

Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder will take a symbolic pay cut if Justice Department employees are furloughed as a result of sequestration, a...

House Democrats Ask GAO To Study Long Voting Lines In Florida, Virginia

Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

Three congressional Democrats asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Thursday to study the "underlying causes" that forced voters to wait...

Eric Holder: Gun Lobby Stands For 'Violent And Dangerous Status Quo'

Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday called on the American people to "stand with and support" politicians who support proposed gun reforms when t...

Eric Holder: Martin Luther King Jr. 'Would Not Yet Be Satisfied' With Voting Rights

Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Martin Luther King Jr. "would not yet be satisfied" with the progress the nation has made on protecting voting rights, Attorney General ...

Guantanamo Hunger Strike Grows As Military Locks Out Press

Posted 04.05.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON -- In the midst of an ongoing hunger strike, the military is denying reporters access to the prison camps at Guantanamo Bay. The militar...

Anheuser-Busch InBev, DOJ Near Agreement In Corona Antitrust Case

Posted 04.05.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Anheuser-Busch InBev is on the verge of an agreement with the Justice Department that would allow its proposed acquisition of Grupo Mode...

Sequester Effects: Top Public Defender Forced To Fire Himself

Posted 04.08.2013 | AOL
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WASHINGTON -- As he looked over his office's budget sheets alongside his administrative assistant, Steve Nolder, the director of the public defender's...

Sequester Effects: Top Public Defender Forced To Fire Himself

Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As he looked over his office's budget sheets alongside his administrative assistant, Steve Nolder, the director of the public defender's...

During Guantanamo Hunger Strike, Detainee Attempted Suicide, Lawyer Says (UPDATE)

Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Guantanamo detainee who had been on a hunger strike for 43 days tried to kill himself in solitary confinement in March, his lawyer tol...

Sequestration Impact On Federal Public Defenders Could Force Courts To Use More Expensive Lawyers

Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sequestration is having such a harsh effect on federal public defenders that it’s forcing them to examine whether they have the resour...

Marijuana Eradication By Law Enforcement Plummets Over 60 Percent

Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The number of marijuana plants eradicated by law enforcement has plummeted in the last few years from a record high of over 10 million p...

Matthew Keys Arraignment Delayed In Anonymous Case

Posted 04.10.2013 | Technology

A federal judge on Wednesday granted a joint motion to delay the arraignment of Matthew Keys, the 26-year-old social media editor for Reuters who was ...

Guantanamo Hunger Strike Part Of 'Untenable' Political Stalemate, Red Cross Says After Obama Meeting

Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday he believed President Barack Obama remained committed to shu...

Voting Rights Ad Campaign Backs Constitutional Right To Vote

Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

The Advancement Project is beginning a new push for a constitutional amendment that guarantees the right to vote. As part of the campaign, the group i...

Guantanamo 'Spying' Threatens Military Commissions: New Report

Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military has made it impossible for lawyers and their clients at Guantanamo Bay to have confidence that their communications we...

DOD: Prosecutors Didn't See Guantanamo Defense Emails

| Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department is denying that military prosecutors saw privileged emails belonging to defense attorneys representing Guantanamo...

FBI Wants $41 Million Boost To Cyber Monitoring Capabilities

Posted 04.12.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- The FBI has requested more than $41 million to improve the bureau’s ability to collect and analyze cyber information and address “cr...

Guantanamo Hunger Strike: Guards Fire Four Non-Lethal Shots, Force Detainees Into Single Cells

Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Military guards at Guantanamo's communal camp fired four non-lethal rounds at detainees early Saturday morning as the facility commander...