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Legal news from Sunday, August 27, 2006
by Natalie Hrubos

New Orleans Judge Arthur Hunter is slated to start reviewing the records of New Orleans prisoners in view of their possible release on Tuesday, the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the city and its court system last year. Some 6,000 cases are backlogged and only half of …

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by Natalie Hrubos

US government lawyers and US military lawyers are butting heads as the White House attempts to limit the role of the latter in framing draft legislation that would change the rules for trials of suspected terrorists, the Boston Globe reported Sunday. The military lawyers are particularly concerned about not allowing detainees to see the evidence against them, …

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by Natalie Hrubos

Iraqi Defense Minister Hashem al Shebli said Saturday according to McClatchy Newspapers that the notorious Abu Ghraib prison is now empty as US officials have recently finished moving the prison's remaining 3,600 prisoners to other US-run detention centers. Some prisoners were released; most were sent to either Camp Cropper near Baghdad International Airport or …

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