Law in the Sunday papers ~ Abu Ghraib conviction, early warnings of prison abuses, resistance to 9/11 Commission recommendations

Sunday's New York Times reports on the guilty plea and sentence of the first American military intelligence specialist in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. The Times also highlights a new book which claims the Bush administration was warned as early as 2002 that detainees in US military custody were being abused and the way a long prison term in a drug case has fueled debate on the federal sentencing system.

Today's Washington Post covers the lawsuit filed against the city of Cincinnati on behalf of an African-American man who last year died during a videotaped fight with city police. The Post also reports on the resistance facing the 9/11 Commission's recommendations from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers.

 

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