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Chrstian Science Monitor

The federal judge then presiding over Mr. Padilla's criminal case in Miami refused to permit further inquiry into the torture allegation, and instead ordered Padilla's lawyers not to raise the issue during trial. The difference between Mr. Mo

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by Roger Roots (LewRockwell)

We should all appreciate Sen. Larry Craig’s post-conviction claim of innocence. At long last we have a member of the US Senate who has acknowledged the phenomenon of the false guilty plea, the pervasiveness of wrongful conviction itself. Better yet,

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Daily Breeze

The Daily Breeze article about a Rolling Hills Estates resident sentenced to six months in county jail for building on his property without permits has sparked a fierce backlash and a tidal wave of national and media attention.[Roaches hate the light

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AP

Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct stemming from his June arrest by an undercover police officer in a men's restroom. He was serving as a Senate liaison for the Romney campaign since February, but resigned as

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NY Times

After a bloody raid by American military forces on an enemy camp in Rawah, Iraq, on June 11, 2003, a Defense Department report took inventory. Eighty suspected terrorists killed. An enormous weapons cache recovered. And, in what the report called “po

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AP

Flagstaff man who sells anti-war T-shirts with the names of service members killed in Iraq may escape criminal prosecution under a state law that legislators hoped would block his activities. The criminal portion of a law passed earlier this year

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Forbes

In Vick's written plea agreement filed in federal court Friday, he admitted helping kill six to eight pit bulls and supplying money for gambling on the fights. He said he did not personally place any bets or share in any winnings.

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American Prospect

While Washington was preoccupied last week with expanding the executive branch's warrantless surveillance powers, Jane Mayer's latest article (featured in the Aug. 13 issue of The New Yorker) offered a chilling reminder of how the current adm

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by Paul Craig Roberts (AntiWar)

José Padilla's conviction on terrorism charges was a victory, not for justice, but for the Justice Department's theory that a U.S. citizen can be convicted, not for committing a terrorist act but for allegedly harboring aspirations to commit

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McClatchy News

[Why Rove quit.] Top Commerce and Treasury Departments officials appeared with Republican candidates and doled out millions in federal money in battleground congressional districts and states after receiving White House political briefings detailing

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by Alan Bock (AntiWar)

The New York Times actually painted the conviction of terrorism suspect Jose Padilla as "a significant victory for the Bush administration." If anything, it was a repudiation of the way the administration handled his case. But that doesn’t

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LA Times

An Israeli intelligence agent whose earlier testimony linked a US-based Islamic charity to Hamas acknowledged Thursday that none of the overseas charities it supported has appeared among hundreds of names on US government terrorist lists.

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Reuters

Texas oilman David Chalmers and two companies he owns pleaded guilty to paying millions of dollars in secret kickbacks to Iraq in connection with the United Nations oil-for-food program. Pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, just weeks b

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Reuters

Steven Seagal, whose action movies once were major box-office attractions, believes false allegations by FBI agents ruined his career. An investigation begun some 5 years ago by the FBI into accusations he intimidated a reporter and had mob ties

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Majikthise

In 1951, psychiatrist Joost Meerloo coined the term "menticide" to describe the kind of systematic psychological violence that the Chinese inflicted upon American POWs during the Korean War. The US government insists that mind-killing is an

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Reuters

Jose Padilla, a U.S. convert to Islam once accused by the Bush administration of plotting a radiological "dirty bomb" attack, was convicted on Thursday of unrelated charges he offered his services to terrorists. Padilla, 36, faces a poss

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Christian Science Monitor

Jose Padilla is known worldwide as the man who plotted with Al Qaeda to detonate a radiological "dirty bomb" in a major US city. He allegedly presented his plan to top Al Qaeda leaders Abu Zubaydah and 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Moham

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LA Times

The Justice Department is putting the final touches on regulations that could give Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales important new sway over death penalty cases in California and other states, including the power to shorten the time that death row inmat

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AP

In this case a security officer tazes an father who is holding his new born. The father wanted to take the new born home but for some reason isnt allowed. (That's a whole other story in itself;...To whom does a baby belong? The parents? The hospi

News Link • Global Reported By Chip Saunders

In this case a security officer tazes a father who is holding his new born. The father wanted to take the new born home but for some reason isn't allowed. (That's a whole other news story in itself;...to whom does a baby belong? Parents? Hospital? Go

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Christian Science Monitor

In the federal appeals court in San Francisco Wednesday, lawyers for a Saudi charity accused of helping Al Qaeda will argue that their clients, including two American attorneys, were illegally spied on without the required court warrant.

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LA Times

The American Bar Association voted Monday to urge Congress to override a Bush adminstration order authorizing the CIA to use interrogation techniques such as waterboarding, and sensory and sleep deprivation. The nation's largest lawyers'

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