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U.S. fights terrorism lawyer’s access to secret papers

Federal prosecutors will fight a judge’s decision to let a defense lawyer see secret foreign intelligence papers that may have led to evidence against his client, the first such ruling in a U.S. terrorism case.

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Hearsay: When information becomes evidence

During a stint in Dallas, then-federal prosecutor Nathan Garrett worked on the case against five men connected with the Holy Land Foundation. The men were convicted last year on charges they funneled more than $12 million to the Palestinian group ...

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U.S. may add charges against N.Y. terror suspect Zazi

U.S. prosecutors said they may add new criminal charges to the case of Najibullah Zazi, an Afghan accused of planning to detonate a bomb in New York around the anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks. Zazi, 24, a former airport ...

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New York court is best place for worst terrorists

A criminal trial in civilian court for admitted Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is bound to be messy, expensive and fraught with pitfalls. At least it isn’t a military tribunal. In the years since the murderous attacks on New ...

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Holder calls terror case most serious since Sept. 11

An alleged plot to set off bombs in the U.S. involving Afghan immigrant Najibullah Zazi was one of the most serious terror threats to the U.S. since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, said Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder, speaking to ...

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Holder orders review of terror suspect abuses

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appointed a career prosecutor to review whether CIA officials and the agency’s private contractors should be prosecuted amid new revelations that terror suspects were threatened with guns and a power drill. Holder named John Durham, ...

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We should stop suppressing outside ideas

What do Graham Greene, Pierre Trudeau, Tariq Ramadan and Adam Habib have in common? They are scholars and writers barred from entering the United States of America. You may recognize Greene as a British novelist, and Trudeau as the flashy ...

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William Webster kicks off anti-terrorism conference in St. Louis

The American people are ambivalent about intelligence - demanding more of it only when they're frightened. That's the opinion of a former director both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency William H. Webster spoke to a group of people attending the 2009 Corporate Anti-Terrorism Conference this week at Washington University School of Law. Webster was a judge on the U.S. District Court in St. Louis from 1970 to 1973, when he was named to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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