Legal news from Sunday, June 24, 2007
20:06 EDT

[JURIST] A former Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court [Wikipedia backgrounder] judge criticized US President George W. Bush's warrantless wiretapping program [JURIST news archive] Saturday in an address to the American Library Association's annual convention in Washington. The program has allowed the executive to order wiretaps without seeking court approval. DC-based US [read more]

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[JURIST] Ali Hassan al-Majid - Saddam Hussein's cousin known to the Western media as "Chemical Ali" [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] - and two other Hussein regime officials received death sentences Sunday for the slaughter of tens of thousands of Kurds during the Anfal campaign [HRW backgrounder] of 1988. The [read more]

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