US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, September 14, 2004. Read the opinion here . Excerpt: There are two conceivable bases for concluding that McCorvey does not present a live case or controversy — lack of standing and mootness. As the Supreme Court explained in Friends of the Earth, Inc. v. Laidlaw Environmental Services [...]

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, September 13, 2004. Read the opinion here . Excerpt: We are presented with questions of grave significance, questions that test the commitment of this nation to an independent judiciary, to the constitutional guarantees of a fair trial even to one accused of the most heinous of crimes, [...]

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US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, September 12, 2004. Read the report here . Excerpt: In 2003 U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced an estimated 24.2 million violent and property victimizations, according to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). (See Survey methodology, page 11.) These criminal victimizations included an estimated 18.6 million [...]

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US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Judge Jan E. DuBois, September 10, 2004 . Read the opinion here . Excerpt: Although there are strong arguments for the application of strict and intermediate scrutiny, the Court need not choose between the two because, even under the less demanding standard — intermediate scrutiny — [...]

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Senate Armed Services Committee, September 9, 2004; Generals Kern, Jones, Whitcomb, Fay and Taguba. Read the full text of their prepared testimony . Excerpt from General Kern's's testimony: My investigation resulted in specific findings regarding the issue of 'ghost detainees' within Abu Ghraib. It is clear that the interrogation practices of other government agencies led [...]

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