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NY Sun (h/t Anon)

Prosecutors now need no more than a suspect's DNA to file an indictment in New York City, following a court decision that allows prosecutors to get around statutes of limitations for some crimes. Did not need to know the identity of a suspect in

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Washington Post

When seven ragtag men in a Miami religious sect were indicted in 2006 for their role in a bizarre plot to blow up the FBI Miami office and Chicago's Sears Tower, then- Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales said the case represented "a new bra

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Washington Post

Privacy Advocates Say the Emerging Practice Turns Relatives Into Genetic Informants. Investigators obtained a court order without the daughter's knowledge for a Pap smear specimen she had given five years earlier at a university medical clinic in

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AP

House Judiciary Committee asked the Justice Dept. to allow imprisoned former Alabama Gov. Siegelman to testify before Congress about political influence over his prosecution. Attorney General Mukasey indicated he would not support the request

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AP

A federal appeals court approved the release of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman on bond while he appeals his convictions in a corruption case. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the former governor had raised "substantial questions of

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Phoenix New Times

The problem comes when the focus shifts from stopping real drunks to punishing people who've had only a glass of wine or half a mimosa. It's also troubling, when the punishment isn't commensurate with the crime. Studies have shown that dr

JournalStar.com-My Cory Matteson-

A legislative bill that would make Salvia divinorum an illegal drug in Nebraska has little chance of passage during the last six weeks of the legislative session. Lincoln Police on Monday made a Salvia bust anyway.

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