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Another “Groundhog Day” as Sept. 11 Case Revisits Access to Intelligence Witnesses and Suppression

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Defense lawyer Walter Ruiz. Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba – The judge on the Sept. 11 case will eventually determine an issue that…

Sept. 11 Case at Guantanamo Gets Another New Judge, And This One Plans to Stay

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Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba – More than seven years in, the Sept. 11 military commission at Guantanamo Bay has found a judge…

Lawdragon Hall of Fame Limelight: Patrick McGroder

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Photo by Eric Cassee. Patrick McGroder’s grades in law school weren’t the sort that attracted offers from high-end firms. Struggling…

Appellate Lawyer Kannon Shanmugam Discusses Move to Paul Weiss

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Right place, right time. That seems to be the definition of Kannon Shanmugam’s move to head Paul Weiss’ Washington, D.C.,…

Unsung Heroes of the Military Commissions: Supervisory Paralegal John Cox

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Photo by Army Sgt. Jaccob Hearn of Joint Task Force Guantanamo Public Affairs. If you’re looking for a military commissions “lifer,” you’ve…

9/11 Guantanamo Pretrial At Crossroads Over Suppression, New Judge’s Scheduled Departure

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Marine Col. Keith Parrella, scheduled to depart the case in June, heard oral arguments on access to Senate findings and…

Lawyer Limelight: Alexandra D. Korry

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The leaves were not all that was changing in the crisp Autumn air at Harvard in the fall of 1979….

Behind the Trial: Diane Sullivan

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. When Diane Sullivan is considering how best to explain an arcane topic to a jury – a…

Unsung Heroes of the Military Commissions: Paralegal Krystal Baker

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If you hang around the military commissions long enough, you’re bound to hear some of the participants repeat a few…

Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers For 2019

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We’re proud to publish the 2019 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers – a stellar collection of lawyers from coast...

Dispute About Inception of U.S. War with Al Qaeda is Over – Or Not – in Sept. 11 Case

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Defense attorney James Connell wants a full hearing to argue that the U.S. and al Qaeda were not at war…

100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists for 2019

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We are in the age of litigation finance, should you have any doubt. Want proof? Burford, the $5B legal finance…

Guantanamo Hearing Details 9/11 Defendants’ Phone Calls Prior to Attacks

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Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba –  Oral arguments in the Sept. 11 case this week provided details of recorded phone calls allegedly…

Legal Consultant Ted Scott Discusses “Law Rocks” Fundraiser for Nonprofits

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This week, Law Rocks USA will kick off another concert series – its 8th annual – showcasing the musical talent…

Behind the Trial: Judge William Alsup

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For nearly 50 years, San Francisco District Judge William Alsup has earned his reputation as one of the best and…

Lawyer Limelight: Dean Ward Farnsworth, University of Texas Law School

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In an age of law school malaise, Ward Farnsworth stands out. He would stand out in any crowd for a…

Lawdragon 2019 Hall of Fame Inductions Announced

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Photo of Tom Moore and Judy Livingston by Hugh Williams.  Lawdragon launched the Hall of Fame component to our Lawdragon…

Law Student Limelight: Tareian King of Pace University

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Tareian King wants any future employer to know that she is a multifaceted thinker – and it’s unlikely she’ll encounter…

Trial Lawyer Michael Rakower Discusses His Court Victory in Non-Profit Benefits Case

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Growing a successful litigation boutique requires a steady stream of victories – and often obtaining them against larger opponents. Michael…

Judge in Sept. 11 Case Rejects Conflict Accusation After Paralegal Questioned, But Medical Issue Ends Session

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Defense attorney James Harrington appeared in court this week in a session cut short by a medical issue affecting the…

Lawyer Limelight: Stephen Zack

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If there is an “Only in America” lawyer, it may well be Stephen N. Zack of Boies Schiller Flexner. The Detroit-born,…

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From the Archives 

Guantanamo Bay: A Video Introduction

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About this Lawdragon short documentary “Guantanamo Bay: A Video Introduction” takes viewers inside the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and Joint Task…

Being There: David Boies’ First 50 Years in Court

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Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser. Artwork by Stephanie Blackman.  It’s Vegas, baby, and the tables are warming up. But first, let’s…

Pretrial of the Century: The Sept. 11 Case at Guantanamo Bay

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This Pentagon-approved sketch by court artist Janet Hamlin from June 2014 shows the perspective from the viewing gallery at the…

Rwanda’s Long Road to Justice

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Mass graves at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center (Photo by John Ryan) Magazine Feature: In the nearly 20 years since the…

Corporate America’s Main Street

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Vice Chancellor Leo Strine of the Delaware Court of Chancery (Photo by Hugh Williams) Richard Posner should have been a…

Apartheid’s Legal Legacy

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu chaired the TRC and later supported prosecutions for non-participants. Photo by Komelau/Dreamstime.com. Magazine Feature: South Africa’s successful…

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