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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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, ...Read More »
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.Read More »
The change sweeping Washington has been slow to show up in President Barack Obama’s legal stances on issues such as terrorism and racial preferences. The new administration’s court filings so far have been marked less by repudiation of former President ...Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed an appeal from an accused al-Qaida agent held without charges in a military brig for 5 Â½ years, canceling a scheduled showdown over presidential wartime powers and individual rights. The move spares the Obama administration ...Read More »