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Guantanamo Detainees Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling In Religious Liberty Case

"Guantanamo Bay detainees, as flesh-and-blood human beings, are surely 'individuals,' and thus are no less 'person[s]' than are the for-profit corporations in Hobby Lobby or the resident noncitizens whom Hobby Lobby gives as an example of persons to whom the RFRA must apply," the filing read. Show More Summary

Religious Liberty For Everyone

I have a feeling that we’re going to see a bunch of this stuff, and I’m going to snicker every time: Lawyers for two Guantanamo Bay detainees have filed motions asking a U.S. court to block officials from preventing the inmates from taking part in communal prayers during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Guantanamo Detainees Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling in Lawsuit

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

A surprise beneficiary of the Supreme Court's recent ruling in US v. Hobby Lobby: two detainees in Guantanamo Bay petitioned a court to stop the US military from preventing them from praying on Ramadan, and cited Hobby Lobby in their motion.

Gitmo Detainees Cite Hobby Lobby in New Court Filing. Read It Here.

In a new court filing, attorneys for two Guantanamo Bay detainees have invoked the Supreme Court's controversial decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, which allowed certain corporations to ignore the Obamacare contraception mandate if their owners object to it on religious grounds. Show More Summary

Guantanamo detainees use Hobby Lobby in prayer rights fight

Last week's Hobby Lobby decision would almost be less awful if it resulted in this: Lawyers for two Guantanamo Bay detainees have filed motions asking a U.S. court to block officials from preventing the inmates from taking part in communal prayers during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Show More Summary

"Hobby Lobby makes clear that all persons — human and corporate, citizen and foreigner, resident and alien — enjoy the special religious free exercise protections of the RFRA."

Write lawyers for Guantanamo detainees who want to be able to meet in groups for communal prayer in observance of Ramadan.Assuming the Religious Freedom Restoration Act applies to the detainees, the question is whether being deprived...Show More Summary

Gitmo Detainees Sue, Cite Hobby Lobby

Just how slippery a slope did the Supreme Court lay out in its controversial Hobby Lobby decision? Lawyers for two Guantanamo Bay detainees aim to find out. In a legal motion last week, they demanded that courts step in and order the detention facility to allow their clients to pray...

Guantanamo Detainees’ Lawyers Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling In Prayer Motion

Lawyers who represent two detainees held at Guantanamo bay have filed motions asserting that their clients should be allowed to pray communally during the month of Ramadan, citing the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the case of Hobby Lobby. According to Aljazeera America, the lawyers are arguing that their clients’ rights are protected under the

Kristen Stewart in Guantanamo Bay Drama 'Camp X-Ray' Photos

Following a debut at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, IFC Films picked up the Guantanamo Bay drama Camp X-Ray starring The Twilight Saga star Kristen Stewart. The film follows a female soldier stationed at the infamous detainment facility for prisoners capture during the War on Terror. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for July 3, 2014

Soldiers of the 423rd Military Police Company march in a departure ceremony before training and placement at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (US Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mark Bell)

“With All Deliberate Speed”: Rasul V. Bush, Ten Year Later

last weekNews : News Desk

Ten years ago Saturday, the Supreme Court ruled, in Rasul v. Bush, that foreign “enemy combatants” held at Guantánamo Bay Naval Station had a right to challenge the legality of their detention in court. The decision, the first to extend...Show More Summary

Guantanamo Prisoners Were Granted Access to US Courts Ten Years Ago Yet Indefinite Detention Continues

Just over ten years ago, the United States Supreme Court ruled that prisoners at Guantanamo Bay had a right to challenge their detention in US courts and opened up the pervasive lawlessness at the facility to lawsuits by prisoners.

The Last Ship Takes a Stand, Declares "Terrorists Are Bad."

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In its second episode, The Last Ship looked at Guantanamo Bay, with all it's associations in the popular imagination, and decided to answer the difficult question of "Are terrorists bad?" Read more...

Lawmaker Says Guantanamo Prison Still Best Option for Accused Terrorists

A senior Republican lawmaker said on Sunday that captured terrorist suspects—including the man who pleaded not guilty on Saturday to charges related to the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya—should be held at the prison on the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

'The Last Ship' Spoilers: 5 Teases for Explosive 'Welcome to Gitmo'

The Last Ship premiered as a hit with over 7 million same day viewers last Monday night. In episode 2, the USS Nathan James heads to Guantanamo Bay to pick up necessary supplies and fuel to keep them alive and on the move. Their "Welcome to Gitmo" ends up being a hostile one.

Obama Frees Taliban Dream Team While US Sgt. Derrick Miller Remains Locked Up at Leavenworth

#FreeDerrickMiller The Gitmo terrorists are free but Sgt. Derrick Miller remains in Leavenworth While President Barack Obama gave get-out-of-jail-free-cards to five top Taliban commanders from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in exchange for deserter Bowe Bergahl, U.S. Army Sergeant Derrick Miller remains … Continue reading ?

Greenwald: Why is Gitmo Still Not Closed?

Glenn Greenwald: The excuse-making on behalf of President Obama has always found its most extreme form when it came time to explain why he failed to fulfill his oft-stated 2008 election promise to close Guantanamo. As I've documented...Show More Summary

The Last Ship First Look: Has Capt. Chandler Made a New Friend?

The world's population may be dying left and right on The Last Ship, but not everyone has been affected. On Sunday's episode (9/8c, TNT), Capt. Chandler (Eric Dane) and his men head to Guantanamo Bay to search for food and additional fuel now that Chandler has decided to stay at sea until Dr. Show More Summary

World Cup Day 15: Like Being Handcuffed And Thrown In Guantanamo

Thursday's World Cup action brought us the end of the group stage, Algeria sending Russia home, a hefty ban for Luis Suarez, Guantanamo analogies, and Wu-Tang threads. [ more › ]

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