February 24, 2006
by Asha Puttaiah
Defense lawyers for I. Lewis Scooter Libby, former chief of staff for Vice President Cheney, have asked a federal judge to dismiss the case against him, arguing that Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald was improperly appointed to head the investigation in the CIA leak case. In the m... ...[read more]
February 24, 2006
by Asha Puttaiah
US District Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Southern District of New York on Thursday ordered the Defense Department to release uncensored transcripts, including detainee names, of 317 Combatant Status Review Tribunal hearings held at Guantanamo Bay. In January, Rakoff ordered the Pentagon to reveal ...[read more]
February 24, 2006
by Asha Puttaiah
As questioning of potential jurors winds down, defense lawyers for al Qaeda conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui have expressed concern about the possibility of a jury stacked with individuals connected to Sept. 11 victims. Moussaoui pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy charges in connection with the ...[read more]
February 24, 2006
by Asha Puttaiah
A military jury acquitted US Army Sgt. Alan J. Driver Thursday on charges of prisoner abuse at Bagram Control Point in Afghanistan. Driver was the last of 11 soldiers from 377 Military Police Company to be charged in connection with allegations of prisoner abuse at the Afghan facility. The jury ...[read more]
February 17, 2006
by Asha Puttaiah
As ongoing unrest stemming from the controversy over the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad continues, Pakistani police on Friday placed radical Islamic leader Hafiz Mohammad Saeed under house arrest to prevent him from giving his usual Friday sermon at a mosque in Lahore. Saeed is the founder ...[read more]
February 17, 2006
by Asha Puttaiah
Sheriff's officials in Los Angeles have said they intend to pursue criminal charges against at least two dozen inmates who participated in a series of racially motivated riots in early February at the North County Correctional Facility. Two people have been killed in the violence and over 100 i... ...[read more]
February 10, 2006
by Asha Puttaiah
The number of discrimination charges against private employers filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission declined by five percent in 2005, the third straight year the number of complaints fell. EEOC officials point to several factors as potential causes of the decrease, including ...[read more]
February 10, 2006
by Asha Puttaiah
The US Air Force on Thursday released revised interim guidelines concerning the free exercise of religion in the Air Force which remove several restrictions on the promotion of religious beliefs. The revised guidelines, endorsed by the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces, remove ...[read more]
February 10, 2006
by Asha Puttaiah
After receiving a royal pardon, Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy returned home to Cambodia Friday after a year of self-imposed exile in France. Sam Rainsy had fled to France after his parliamentary immunity was revoked for accusing Prime Minister Hun Sen of trying to kill him in 1997. He ...[read more]
February 10, 2006
by Asha Puttaiah
Court documents filed by Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald in the CIA leak case show that I. Lewis Scooter Libby, Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, testified to a federal grand jury that he was authorized by superiors to leak information contained in a National Inte... ...[read more]

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