- February 28, 2024, San Francisco, CA – Late yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a motion to expedite the appeal of Palestinians and Palestinian-Americans suing U.S. officials for their failure to prevent – and complicity in – Israel’s genocide in Gaza. The Center for Constitutional Rights and co-counsel at Van Der Hout LLP sought the expedited schedule because of the lethal danger and conditions, including mass starvation, intentionally inflicted upon plaintiffs, their families, and all the residents of Gaza, as Israel continues its genocidal assault on the population and prepares a ground assault on Rafah, where more than a million people have taken refuge following their forced evacuation from northern Gaza. The appeals court will set an early June date for oral arguments in San Francisco.
…In the lawsuit filed in November, a group of Palestinian and Palestinian-American individuals and organizations asked the court to enjoin President Biden, Secretary Blinken, and Secretary Austin from providing weapons and other forms of support to Israel that are being used to further the genocide in violation of domestic and international law.
- While Dismissing Case on Jurisdictional Grounds, U.S. Judge “Implores” Biden Administration to Stop its “Unflagging Support” for Israel’s Ongoing Siege of the Palestinian People in Gaza
… January 31, 2024, Oakland, CA – After a federal court heard arguments and testimony in the case Defense for Children International – Palestine v. Biden on Friday, January 26, charging the Biden administration with failing in its duty to prevent, and otherwise aiding and abetting, the unfolding genocide in Gaza, a federal judge found that Israel is plausibly engaging in genocide of the Palestinian people in Gaza and that the United States is providing “unflagging support” for the massive attacks on Palestinian civilians in contravention of international law.
- Katherine Gallagher, a senior staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, discusses the ICJ case as well as a lawsuit CCR has filed against President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for the support and failure to prevent genocide in Gaza. Arguments will begin next week in federal court in California.
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