According to British Foreign & Commonwealth Office documents obtained and published Saturday by the Guardian newspaper, Martin Mubanga, one of four muslim Britons still held at Guantanamo Bay, made new allegations of torture and humiliation endured by him and other detainees during a recent "welfare visit" from an FCO official. Mubanga, 31, claimed that he [...]

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Denise K. Woo, a 45 year old former FBI agent, has been indicted on five criminal counts for tipping-off a suspect under investigation and lying to other FBI agents. Woo's indictment revealed that the FBI was conducting a national security probe on a Chinese-American man suspected of collecting information as an employee of a defense [...]

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Edward Lee, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University: "The Supreme Court decided to hear the Grokster case, which involves the question whether p2p software distributors can be held secondarily liable for the infringing acts of some users of the software. This is a huge case in the recording industry's strategy to curb music file [...]

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Ailing Chief Justice William Rehnquist plans to swear-in George W. Bush to his second term as President at the inauguration ceremony in Washington DC on January 20, the White House and a Supreme Court spokesperson said late Friday. Rehnquist has been undergoing cancer treatment since his hospitalization in late October and has not been seen [...]

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The US Army announced Friday that the court-martial for Lynndie England, charged in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, has been moved to Fort Hood, Texas, from Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The Army said in a statement that the move was designed to facilitate consideration of several cases stemming from the prisoner abuse scandal, including [...]

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Elizabeth Malloy, University of Cincinnati College of Law: "Early Thursday morning, the Ohio General Assembly passed tort reform legislation that will place caps on pain-and-suffering damages and punitive awards.  Governor Bob Taft commended the passage of the bill and will sign it. This bill is the Ohio's third attempt to pass tort reform.  The two [...]

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The US Supreme Court Friday granted certiorari in four cases on issues ranging from file-sharing to takings. In MGM Studios v. Grokster the court will consider whether suppliers of P2P file-sharing software are legally responsible for copyright infringement by computer users, as asserted by the music and movie industries. The Financial Times has more. In [...]

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