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Legal news from Saturday, July 18, 2009
by Ximena Marinero

The US District Court of the Central District of California Friday ended the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) consent decree to federal oversight that the LAPD was forced into in 2001 resulting from US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division pressure after the Rampart Area Corruption Incident. …

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by Matt Glenn

The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will launch an investigation into plans by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to assassinate al Qaeda members, the Committee announced Friday. The Committee has already requested documents from the CIA and will likely hold hearings, according to Committee-member Jan Schakowsky. The …

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by Matt Glenn

The Obama administration may create a special unit of interrogators to handle certain terror suspects, the Wall St. Journal reported Saturday, citing unidentified government officials. In creating the unit, the administration would reduce the role of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in interrogating suspects as the CIA has faced criticism for its interrogation techniques [JURIST …

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