nationalsecuritylaw al-Owhali v. Holder (10th Cir. Aug. 7, 2012)

August 8, 2012

* al-Owhali v. Holder (10th Cir. Aug. 7, 2012) (affirming dismissal of suit by terrorism-related defendant challenging special-administrative measures)

In a 12-page opinion posted here, a 10th Circuit panel has affirmed dismissal of a suit by Mohamed Rashed al-Owhali (convicted in connection with the 1998 bombing of the US embassy in Nairobi, Kenya) in which al-Owhali argued that his constitutional rights were violated by special administrative measures that forbade him from receiving letters from his nieces and nephews, as well as two Arabic-language newspapers and Jimmy Carter’s recent book on Palestine. The 10th Circuit agreed that these claims were insufficiently pled.