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Legal news from Saturday, May 24, 2008
by Devin Montgomery

US Attorney General Michael Mukasey defended Bush administration attorneys who authored memoranda supporting the legality of coercive interrogating tactics - the so-called "torture memos" - in a commencement address to Boston College Law School graduates Friday. Emphasizing the legal complexity of the issues raised in the memos and criticizing the …

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by Devin Montgomery

US Department of Defense prosecutors Friday charged Guantanamo Bay detainee Noor Uthman Muhammed with conspiracy and providing material support for terrorism. Muhammed, a Sudanese national, is accused of conspiring with various al Qaeda leaders and running a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan between 1996 and 2000. Captured in Pakistan in 2002, …

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by Devin Montgomery

Some 270 illegal immigrants arrested during a US immigration sting at an Agriprocessors Inc. meatpacking plant in Iowa, were each sentenced to five months in prison and 27 more received probation after pleading guilty to the use of false immigration documents, the New York Times reported Saturday. In what federal officials …

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