Written answers to questions posed by Senate Judiciary Committee members in connection with the nomination of Alberto Gonzales for US Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales, January 19, 2005 . Review answers to questions by Senators Biden, Coburn, Durbin (Part I;II), Feingold, Feinstein, Graham, Grassley, Hatch, Kennedy (Part I;II;III), Kohl, Leahy, Levin, Schumer, Sessions and Specter. Reported [...]

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Khalid v. Bush and Boumediene v. Bush, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Judge Richard Leon, January 19, 2005 . Excerpt: Thus, to the extent these non-resident detainees have rights, they are subject to both the military review process already in place and the laws Congress has passed defining the appropriate scope [...]

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Defense lawyers representing 12 Kuwaiti nationals detained in Guantanamo Bay said Wednesday that their clients looked emaciated and had complained of abuse, including physical abuse, torture and humiliation. The attorneys, Kristine Huskey and Thomas Wilner, made the observations after their first interviews with the detainees since the US Supreme Court ruled in Rasul v. Bush [...]

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AP is reporting that the Ukrainian Supreme Court has rejected a last appeal by losing candidate Viktor Yanukovych against the December 26 presidential election result. The decision definitively clears the way for formal publication of the election results in the official Holos Ukrainy and Uryadovyi Kuryer newspapers. The Maidan civic advocacy website in Kyiv offers [...]

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The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Wednesday that former ImClone Systems CEO Sam Waksal has agreed to pay $3 million to settle charges in the insider trading scandal that sent Martha Stewart to jail . Waksal and his father will also be liable for the repayment of $2 million in ill-gotten gains. The settlement, when [...]

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Incoming Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter , R-PA, announced Wednesday that he is backing a proposed $140 billion fund to compensate asbestos victims and cap the damages liability of the companies targeted in asbestos lawsuits. Labor interests claim the fund is about $9 billion short of the amount needed to adequately compensate victims, but Specter [...]

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