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Legal news from Sunday, June 24, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos

A former Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge criticized US President George W. Bush's warrantless wiretapping program Saturday in an address to the American Library Association's annual convention in Washington. The program has allowed the executive to order wiretaps without seeking court approval. DC-based US District Judge Royce Lamberth, perhaps best known …

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by Natalie Hrubos

Ali Hassan al-Majid - Saddam Hussein's cousin known to the Western media as "Chemical Ali" - and two other Hussein regime officials received death sentences Sunday for the slaughter of tens of thousands of Kurds during the Anfal campaign of 1988. The Iraqi High Tribunal sentenced two others to life …

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