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Washington Post

5 years after the anthrax attacks that killed 5 people, the FBI is now convinced that the lethal powder sent to the Senate was far less sophisticated than originally believed, widening the pool of possible suspects in a frustratingly slow investigati

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Dakota Voice

The amendment would allow the creation of a citizen's oversight committee or special grand jury which would hear complaints of alleged judicial misconduct against judges. If a judge if found guilty 3 times of having engaged in judical misconduct

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AP

Federal prosecutors dropped a charge that an alleged fundraiser for the Palestinian militant group Hamas gave material support to terrorists - a move that stunned defense attorneys. Prosecutors gave no explanation in court and declined to comment

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Christian Science Monitor

In a significant but little-discussed move, the Bush administration is asking Congress to strip the federal courts of jurisdiction to hear cases brought by Guantánamo detainees challenging the legality of their confinement.

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MSNBC

The judge in the CIA leak case ruled Thursday that if Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald feels that admitting certain classified document at the upcoming trial of I Lewis "Scooter" Libby can jeopardize national security, Fitzgerald can then

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theAgitator.com

I have my quarrels with that ruling, obviously. But in the short run, it means that Cory will at the very least get a new sentencing trial. And until and if that happens, he will no longer be on death row -- and for the moment is no longer condemned

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AP

The husband and wife owners of a nursing home near New Orleans were indicted on charges of negligent homicide and cruelty in the deaths of 35 patients who perished in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. [Government's culpability?]

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Christian Science Monitor

When alleged Al Qaeda sympathizer Jose Padilla landed in Chicago in May 2002, he was met by federal agents armed with a warrant authorizing them to take him into custody. To obtain their warrant, the agents told a federal judge that two weeks earl

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Reuters

Senate Republicans struggled for an agreement on legislation to set up trials for foreign terrorism suspects as the White House lobbied for its plan that critics said could allow abusive interrogations and deprive suspects of basic rights.

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Reuters

California Attorney General Bill Lockyer may file criminal charges within a week in an investigation into the tactics employed by Hewlett-Packard Co. to probe boardroom leaks. Have enough evidence to file charges against people in HP and outside cont

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Reuters

Three animal rights activists convicted under a U.S. anti-terrorism law were sentenced to up to 6 years in prison for a web site against a British company that tests chemicals on animals. Defendants were exercising their free-speech rights, an

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AP

Government attorneys said Monday that US courts have no authority to stop the military from transferring an American citizen to an Iraqi court to face charges he supported terrorists and insurgents. The case is the latest legal challenge

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AP

The government said Friday it was fining the American Red Cross a record $4.2 million for violatin blood-safety laws. The violations include failing to reject donors who had traveled to malarial areas and allowing blood and related products

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AP

The Pentagon's top uniformed lawyers took issue yesterday with a key part of a White House plan to prosecute suspected terrorism detainees, telling Congress that limiting the suspects' access to evidence could violate treaty obligations.

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AP

The Pentagon’s top uniformed lawyers took issue with a key part of a White House plan to prosecute terrorism detainees, telling Congress that limiting the suspects’ access to evidence could violate treaty obligations. [Bill of Rights?]

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New York Daily News

A civil rights lawyer convicted of helping a notorious terrorist client is frightened at the prospect of spending the rest of her life behind bars, one of her attorneys said. "She's scared," Jill Shellow-Levine said of Lynne Stewart,

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Daily Kos

Your personal liberty and fundamental civil rights are at stake. John Ashcroft, George Bush and Tony Blair have come up with a scheme to cancel all Constitutional guarantees to due process, and to enable the Bush Administration to seize you and send

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Reuters

John Mark Karr, the schoolteacher who made worldwide headlines by confessing to one of America's most notorious unsolved crimes, the murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, was abruptly dropped as a suspect after the case against him collapsed.

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The Newspaper

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that if a motorist is carrying large sums of money, it is automatically subject to confiscation. In the case entitled, "USA v. $124,700 in US Currency," the US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit

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Reuters

More than a dozen people have been arrested in the US on suspicion of trying to provide money and weapons including surface-to-air missiles to Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels, U.S. officials said. [Only the gov't. can supply weapons.]

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