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  • Taking A Look At Surveillance

    Taking A Look At Surveillance

    National News 04/01/2008

    US Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Friday that he was willing to compromise with Congress on legislation amending the Foreign Intelligence Security Act but that the legislature would have to provide a "workable bill". Mukasey said that the bill...

  • Supremes weigh habeas rights of US citizens held in Iraq

    Supremes weigh habeas rights of US citizens held in Iraq

    National News 03/27/2008

    The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in the consolidated cases of Munaf v. Geren and Geren v. Omar where the Court is considering whether federal courts have jurisdiction over habeas corpus petitions filed by American citizens detained b...

  • Guantanamo Claims Before EU Court of Human Rights

    Guantanamo Claims Before EU Court of Human Rights

    National News 03/26/2008

    Six Guantanamo Bay prisoners, whose case was heard by the USSupreme Court in December, filed claims in the European Court of HumanRights in Strasbourg against Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Bosnianauthorities failed for many years to take any steps to n...

  • High court rejects anti-Clinton movie case

    High court rejects anti-Clinton movie case

    National News 03/25/2008

    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has rejected aconservative group's legal fight to air commercials promoting a moviecritical of Sen. Hillary Clinton. The Supreme Court rejected an appeal in a case involving ads for a movie critical of Sen. Hillary Cli...

  • Supreme Court overrules Bush, OKs Texas execution

    Supreme Court overrules Bush, OKs Texas execution

    National News 03/25/2008

    WASHINGTON-- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday thatTexas can execute a Mexican murderer being held on its death row. Thecase pitted President Bush against his home state in a dispute overfederal authority, local sovereignty and foreign treaties. The ca...

  • Use of MySpace May Violate Court Order

    Use of MySpace May Violate Court Order

    National News 03/24/2008

    In one of the first rulings of its kind, a Staten Island judge has said that a teenage girl could be charged with violating a restraining order by using MySpace.com to reach out to people she was told not to contact. The girl, Melisa Fernino, 16, of ...

  • Feds Open Criminal Probe Into Alcoa

    Feds Open Criminal Probe Into Alcoa

    National News 03/23/2008

    The U.S. Justice Department has begun a criminal investigation into whether aluminum maker Alcoa Inc. participated in bribery in the Persian Gulf state of Bahrain.In documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, federal prosecutors asked a judge t...

  • Libby Is Disbarred in Washington

    Libby Is Disbarred in Washington

    National News 03/20/2008

    Former top White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was banned Thursday from practicing law in the nation's capital following his perjury conviction in the case of a CIA operative's leaked identity.The disbarment order of the U.S. Court of Appeals f...

  • Gun law in sights of US Supreme Court

    Gun law in sights of US Supreme Court

    National News 03/18/2008

    Advocates of gun rights and opponents of gun violence demonstrated outside the Supreme Court Tuesday while inside, justices heard arguments over the meaning of the Second Amendment's "right to keep and bear arms."Dozens of protesters mingled with tou...

  • Supreme Court to Hear Indecency Case

    Supreme Court to Hear Indecency Case

    National News 03/18/2008

    The U.S. Supreme Court has stepped into one of the biggest free speech fights of the past three decades, but it's unclear how far the court will go when it rules on just how much trouble broadcasters can get into for a slip of the tongue. On Monday, ...

  • Court upholds ban on Minnesota video game law

    Court upholds ban on Minnesota video game law

    National News 03/17/2008

    A federal appeals court on Monday upheld an injunction against a Minnesota law that targeted at children under 17 who rent or buy violent video games.A three-judge panel of the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals agreed with a lower-court judge that Mi...

  • Sex scandal passes but Spitzer may face legal woes

    Sex scandal passes but Spitzer may face legal woes

    National News 03/14/2008

    Resigning won't spare Eliot Spitzer from the heat of a criminal investigation — federal prosecutors must still decide what to do with the case of the disgraced New York governor and the prostitutes.A law enforcement official said Spitzer's high-power...

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