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Criminal Justice System

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The News International

Young Canadian Omar Khadr, who was detained in Afghanistan when he was only 15 for allegedly killing a US soldier in July 2002, and Yemeni national Ali Hamza Ahmad al-Bahlul, a suspected al-Qaeda propaganda specialist, are expected to face preliminar

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Links to a three part story on childhood forced prostitution rings in Toledo, Ohio. Toledo has supplied the product—girls as young as 12, for a national demand, sometimes kidnapped, always sold for sex

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TalkLeft

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the 55 year mandatory sentence of 27 year old Weldon Angelos, who had no prior felony convictions. Angelos was in possession of a gun, that he neither brandished, used nor displayed, when he conducted 3 marij

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USA Today

What set Abramoff apart from legitimate Washington power brokers was his willingness to exploit an extensive network of Capitol Hill contacts - from well-positioned congressional staffers to members of the Republican leadership - regardless of the ru

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Associated Press

The Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to let the military transfer accused "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla to Miami to face criminal charges in at least a temporary victory for the Bush administration.

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The Guardian

The Justice Department will seek dismissal of lawsuits from more than 300 Guantanamo Bay detainees fighting the legality of their confinement, using a new law that sharply limits existing challenges. Won broad support only after it had been altered s

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Associated Press

Embattled lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud, agreeing to cooperate in an influence-peddling investigation that threatens powerful members of Congress.

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by Jason Leopold (The Raw Story)

Scanlon was implicated in the Abramoff scandal by his former thirtysomething fiancee, Emily J. Miller, whom he met in the late 1990s while working as communications director for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX)

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India Times

A German youth who arrived in Pakistan to pursue religious studies has been held in the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba by the US authorities for almost four years without trial. Murat Kurnaz, 23, was arrested in Pakistan soon after his arrival in the

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Associated Press

A young federal prosecutor who was revealed as the author of a spicy blog about the judiciary is leaving the inner circle. David Lat, who had been the anonymous writer of "Underneath Their Robes," left his job as an assistant U.S. attorney

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Associated press

Prosecutors denied any attempt to avoid the Supreme Court and said they had narrowed the charges against Padilla because elaborating on the original allegations would compromise intelligence "sources or methods. There is nothing remotely siniste

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Associated Press

Walter Mann was jailed for more than a year without ever seeing a lawyer as he waited for a repeatedly postponed court hearing, gaining release only after a cellmate told an attorney about the case. Released after 15 months - more than twice the time

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New York Times

Prosecutors in Washington have been sifting through evidence of what they believe is a corruption scheme involving at least 12 lawmakers and their staff members, many of whom worked closely on legislation with Mr. Abramoff and accepted gifts a

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