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Criminal Justice System

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Christian Science Monitor

Jose Padilla had no history of mental illness when President Bush ordered him detained in 2002 as a suspected Al Qaeda operative. But he does now. The Muslim convert was subjected to prison conditions and interrogation techniques that took him pas

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The Denver Post

Jurors on Thursday cleared Federal Heights, Colorado Mayor Dale Sparks of criminal wrongdoing for his involvement at a local strip club, ending allegations that have dogged him for more than a year.

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Modern Drunkard Magazine

A former Tennessee police officer speaks out about the current state of DUI laws in the country and provides tips on how to survive a law enforcement stop. (an older article but still relevant)

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Raw Story

A district court ruled that the Federal Bureau of Investigation's 2006 raid of the Congressional office of embattled Louisiana Democratic Representative William Jefferson was unconstitutional. The court will also require the FBI to return all pri

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Reason(Radley Balko)

Last week, a federal judge excoriated the FBI for not only hiding exculpatory evidence that would have exonerated four innocent men who served more than 30 years in prison, but for rewarding those who did the hiding and covering up

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NY Times(James Risen)

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales offered a narrowly drawn defense of his recent Congressional testimony on Wednesday, saying he had been truthful in denying that there had been serious disagreement within the Bush adminstration about the NSA'

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McClatchy News

A 38-year-old cameraman for the Arabic news network al Jazeera, Hajj has been imprisoned as an “enemy combatant” at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for five years, but never charged with any crime. He was arrested by Pakistani police in

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Counterpunch

In a belated attempt to win the PR battle over Guantánamo, a terrorism study center at West Point has produced a Pentagon-commissioned report, which attempts to refute the findings of a report published by the Seton Hall Law School in February 2006.

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The Agitator

Jones is not a sympathetic figure, here. But he also isn't a murderer. And this ever-broadening scope of felony murder gets all the more disturbing when you consider the ever-lengthening list of what constitutes a felony.

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Free Market News

Watching Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testify before Congress on July 24,2007, for the third time, was excruciatingly painful. During Gonzales' testimony, it became abundantly clear that Americans were witnessing the unraveling of the fabri

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AP

The FBI helped frame four men for a 1965 murder and withheld information that could have cleared them, a federal judge ruled Thursday in ordering the government to pay $101.7 million for the decades they spent in prison.

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AP

Senate Democrats called for a special counsel to investigate whether Attorney General Alberto Gonzales lied under oath and subpoenaed top presidential aide Karl Rove Thursday in a widening probe into the dismissal of federal prosecutors.

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AP

Louisiana's attorney general, denied an indictment against a doctor he alleged murdered patients at a New Orleans hospital days after Hurricane Katrina hit, asked a judge to unseal documents that he says back up his claims. An unusual move aimed

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AP

Documents indicate 8 congressional leaders were briefed about the Bush administration's terrorist surveillance program on the eve of its expiration in 2004, contradicting sworn Senate testimony this week by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

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LA Times

Nearly six years after it shut down the nation's largest Islamic charity for alleged ties to terrorism, the U.S. government begins the high-stakes prosecution this week of five top officials of the Holy Land Foundation, accused of funneling money

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Christian Science Monitor

The three are facing charges that they plotted to spread violent jihad through a murderous campaign around the world. But federal prosecutors say it is unnecessary to link the terror suspects to an actual plan of terror.

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The Agitator

Federal courts may have to revisit several drug cases in the Cleveland area after a paid government informant has admitted to lying under oath in several cases. One woman has already been released from a ten-year prison term, and charges against two

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The Agitator

Cory Mashburn and Ryan Cornelison, both 13, face the prospect of 10 years in juvenile detention and a lifetime on the sex offender registry in a case that poses a fundamental question: When is horseplay a crime?

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AP

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says he's staying at the Justice Department to try to repair its broken image, telling Congress in a statement released Monday he's troubled that politics may have played a part in hiring career federal prose

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