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Law in the Sunday papers ~ Abu Ghraib conviction, early warnings of prison abuses, resistance to 9/11 Commission recommendations

[JURIST] Sunday's New York Times reports on the guilty plea and sentence of the first American military intelligence specialist in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. The Times also highlights a new book which claims the Bush administration was warned as early as 2002 that detainees in US military custody were being abused and the way a long prison term in a drug case has fueled debate on the federal sentencing system.

Today's Washington Post covers the lawsuit filed against the city of Cincinnati on behalf of an African-American man who last year died during a videotaped fight with city police. The Post also reports on the resistance facing the 9/11 Commission's recommendations from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers.

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