November 12, 2015

Private: LegalEyes for November 12, 2015

attorney-client privilege, class actions, Cornelius R. “Neil” Alexander Humanitarian Award, Guantanamo Bay, LegalEyes, Nkechi Taifa, Securus Technologies, Tyson Foods Inc.

by Jim Thompson

In The New York Times, Gregory B. Craig and Cliff Sloan argue that President Obama does not need Congress’s permission to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

At The Intercept, Jordan Smith and Micah Lee report on a major breach of security at Securus Technologies that resulted in the leak of over 70 million prison phone call records. David Fathi, director of the ACLU’s National Prison Project, contends that “this may be the most massive breach of the attorney-client privilege in modern U.S. history.”

On Tuesday, Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism towards Tyson Foods, Inc.’s challenge to a nearly $5.8 million class action suit, writes Lawrence Hurley in Reuters. ACS Board Member David Frederick is representing the plaintiffs in the case.

Nkechi Taifa will receive the 2015 Cornelius R. “Neil” Alexander Humanitarian Award from the D.C. Commission on Human Rights at the 5th Annual Commission on Human Rights Awards on Dec. 9.