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Sept. 11 suspects to be tried in New York court

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self- proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, and four others accused of conspiring with him, will be tried in federal court in New York and likely will face the death penalty if convicted, Attorney General ...

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White House counsel Craig announces his resignation

Greg Craig, White House counsel, announced Friday that he’s resigning and will return to private law practice in Washington. Bob Bauer, who was counsel to President Barack Obama’s campaign, will replace Craig, according to a White House statement. “Because of ...

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LAKC honors Guantanamo critic, civil rights advocate

A prominent critic of evidentiary practices at Guantanamo Bay and an advocate for new federal civil rights legislation were the recipients Thursday of the 33rd annual Whittaker Award from the Lawyers Association of Kansas City. At a lunch at the World War I Museum in Kansas City, the association honored Morris Davis, the former chief prosecutor at the extraterritorial prison for terrorists in Cuba who resigned in protest over the use of evidence obtained through "enhanced interrogation techniques."

The group also honored Alvin Sykes (pictured), whose lobbying led to the signing of the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act, which provides money for federal authorities to reopen cold civil rights-era criminal cases.

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Guantanamo inmates get high court review

The Supreme Court agreed to decide whether judges can order the release of Guantanamo Bay prisoners into the U.S., accepting an inmate appeal opposed by the Obama administration and setting up a separation-of-powers showdown. The justices on Tuesday said they ...

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Bomb-building terrorists welcome in one U.S. town

As President Barack Obama tries to empty Guantanamo Bay of detainees, Americans and their politicians made it clear they don’t want terrorists in their backyards. “We don’t want them around,” Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said as most ...

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Federal courts can handle detainees’ trials

President Obama today finds himself in two civil liberty/national security dilemmas: The president wants to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, send most of its residents to their home countries and bring some to the United States for trial. ...

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Obama says Guantanamo must close

President Barack Obama reaffirmed his determination to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by next January, saying its existence has made the U.S. less secure and represents a corruption of American values. The president, in an address Thursday ...

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House bill rejects funding for Guantanamo closure

A House panel approved a $94.2 billion war funding bill that rejects elements of President Barack Obama’s spending request, including money to shut down the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The measure approved by the House Appropriations Committee Thursday on ...

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