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Law in the Sunday papers ~ Afghan election, aid for Florida, CIA leak, victims' rights

[JURIST] Today's New York Times covers Afghanistan's peaceful but controversial presidential election. The Times also highlights the US House passage of an emergency aid bill for Florida and the way a little-known law is being used against journalists in the investigation of the leak of a CIA operative's identity.

The Washington Post reports on the behind-the-scenes, partisan battles waged by US election officials in battleground states. The Post also covers US Senate approval of a victims' rights bill that would increase access to DNA testing for prison inmates and rape victims, and the re-election of Australian Prime Minister John Howard.

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