Skip to comments.Court Backs Release of Islamic Fundraiser
Posted on 07/31/2006 10:41:14 PM PDT by LibWhacker
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a government request to deny the release of a top fundraiser for an Islamic charity that authorities say has ties to terrorism, his attorneys said.
The move by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco came days after a federal district judge ordered the release of Abdel-Jabbar Hamdan, 45.
Hamdan was to be released Monday evening, said Ranjana Natajaran of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.
Hamdan has been held at the Terminal Island federal detention facility in San Pedro for more than two years. It was unclear whether the government would appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
"We're aware of the court's ruling and we're reviewing our options," said Virginia Kice, spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Hamdan, who founded a mosque in Anaheim, was arrested on immigration charges in July 2004 as federal authorities unsealed an indictment against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. The government charged that the Texas-based charity funneled millions to the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
The following month, Hamdan was ordered deported on the immigration charges. His requests to be released on bond while he fought the charges had been denied until last week.
Hamdan, born in a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank, was accused of having ties to terrorism but was never charged. Instead, he was convicted of overstaying a student visa he got 27 years ago.
The Holy Land Foundation's president, chairman and director of endowments have been charged with terrorism-related crimes.
The 9th circus of liberals strikes again.
The judge who released Abdel-Jabbar Hamdan is name Terry Hatter.
Judge Hatter was a Los Angeles Superior Court judgethen-Gov. Jerry Brown appointed himfrom 1977 to 1979, and he was named to the federal bench by President Carter in 1979.
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Judge Nixes Indefinite INS Jailing
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Another federal judge has ruled that the Immigration and Naturalization Service cannot indefinitely hold immigrants who have been ordered deported for crimes but whose native countries refuse to accept them.
U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter's ruling affects 130 legal immigrants being held at detention centers in central California who already have served prison time for their crimes.
U.S. judge blocks Kelly execution
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The Associated Press
A federal judge Wednesday blocked next week's execution of triple murderer Horace Kelly -- possibly for years -- while defense lawyers press claims that he was denied fair trial and is mentally unfit to understand the case.
U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. said the execution by lethal injection, scheduled for about 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, would be stayed until final resolution of a federal appeal that contains more than 60 claims.
That needs to be corrected:
The move by the 9th U.S. Circus Court Jesters of muslime Appeasement in San Francisco..........
Has the 9th circus ever seen a terrorist they didn't like?
I think the 9th circus would love a muslim even if the muslim was in the process of sawing their heads off. That's how much they hate their own.
Money for murder is worse and more cowardly than murder itself.