Law in the major papers ~ Migrants join union, terror indictment, CIA leak probed, San Diego bankruptcy, stricter airport screenings

Friday's New York Times reports on the signing of the first-ever union contract that includes "guest" or migrant workers by the North Carolina Growers Association, which represents 1,000 farmers, and now covers 8,500 Mexican workers, the idictment of two men for allegedly raising money to support terrorists and recruiting would-be terrorists to fight in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Kosovo and Somalia by a Miami federal grand jury, a federal district judge in Washington ordering a reporter for the New York Times to testify regarding the disclosure of the identity of a covert CIA officer, and the city of San Diego facing possible bankruptcy because of a shortfall in its pension fund.

The Washington Post features stories about the Army dropping all charges against a colonel at Guantanamo Bay accused of trying to take classified documents from the base, stricter passenger screenings to come at airports following the bombing of planes by Chechen women who slipped through Russian security, how plea deals with lower-ranking officials have made stronger cases against Enron executives, and DC-area hotel workers who are preparing to strike.

USA Today notes that no indictments were delivered to the Columbine-area sheriff's office, which may have been aware of earlier threats by the teens who later opened fire on the high school, and thst a woman went on trial for allegedly pretending to be pregnant with a baby and scamming three couples who wanted to adopt the child and who paid her thousands of dollars.

 

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