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David Neuberger: the human face of the law | Afua Hirsch 14.2.2010 The Guardian -- World Latest
At the centre of controversy last week for his sharp criticism of the secret service, the Master of the Rolls is popular for his willingness to admit his fallability and his refreshing lack of pomposity. So what makes him tick? If there is one lesson judges have taken away from last week's remarkable court of appeal ruling – that former Guantánamo Bay detainee Binyam Mohamed was entitled to have seven paragraphs of US intelligence about his torture released – it's that the contents of their judgments can do more to turn them into household names than any multi-million-pound ­re-branding exercise. Lord Neuberger left the House of Lords before it was re-incarnated as a £50m Supreme Court , but last week's events propelled the judge – now the ...
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Obama attorneys argue for warrantless cell phone tracking 14.2.2010 Raw Story
This is not change that privacy advocates can believe in. A US appeals court began weighing Friday whether police should be allowed to track citizens through their cellphones without first obtaining a warrant. The case "could prove to be one of the most important privacy rights battles of the modern era," The Legal Intelligencer noted. Adopting a Bush-era [...]
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Swiss will wait for US ruling before extraditing Polanski 13.2.2010 Boston Globe: World
Swiss will wait for US ruling before extraditing Polanski
Los Angeles police arrest man for sexually assaulting Menlo Park teen 13.2.2010 San Jose Mercury News: Breaking News
Los Angeles police said Friday they arrested a 20-year-old homeless man on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Menlo Park girl who went missing last month.
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Los Angeles police arrest man on suspicion of sexually assaulting Menlo Park teen 13.2.2010 San Jose Mercury News: Breaking News
Los Angeles police said Friday they arrested a 20-year-old homeless man on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Menlo Park girl who went missing last month.
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Business Briefing | Legal: A Missouri Options Backdating Case Is Dismissed 13.2.2010 NY Times: Business
A federal judge on Friday dismissed options-backdating charges against the son of the former chief executive of Engineered Support Systems, a military contractor.

L.A. authorities trying to clarify Swiss position on Polanski extradition 13.2.2010 LA Times: Top News
L.A. authorities are trying to clarify the status of Roman Polanski's extradition to the U.S. after a Swiss justice official said the country won't extradite the director to the United States until L.A. courts resolves related legal disputes.


Then and Now: Rule of Law, Mukasey, and Obama's DOJ 13.2.2010 Common Dreams: Headlines
by Glenn Greenwald Former Bush Attorney General Michael Mukasey has become the leading spokesman for a Cheneyite national security attack, which relies on scaring Americans into believing that Obama is endangering their lives in those rare instances when he deviates from Bush's Terrorism approach. Toward that end, Mukasey has yet another fear-mongering Op-Ed , this time on today's oh-so-liberal read ...
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The Case for Civilian Trials 13.2.2010 Daily Kos
Yesterday, Dianne Feinstein and Patrick Leahy bravely bucked the scaremongering by Republicans and too many of their own Dems to strongly back the use of civilian trials for 9/11 suspects. The Intelligence and Judiciary chairs wrote to the president to "express full support for civilian trials for terrorists." And they"re also trying to forestall any effort by congressional Republicans to compel trials in military commissions. "Congress should not tie the hands of our national security and law enforcement agencies, but should instead ensure they have the flexibility to use every means available," Feinstein and Leahy wrote. "Congress should be working with you in a shared mission to most effectively protect our national security and to ...
A judge extraordinaire 13.2.2010 Hindu: Opinion
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Leahy And Feinstein: Try Terrorists In Federal Courts 12.2.2010 TPM Muckraker
More than a month after Republicans started attacking President Obama for prosecuting the attempted Christmas bombing suspect in federal court, two top Senate Dems have finally come out to back Obama in strong terms.

High court weighing dismissal of Uighurs' case 12.2.2010 Boston Globe: Latest
High court weighing dismissal of Uighurs' case
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Lanka Supreme Court allows Fonseka to question legality of his arrest 12.2.2010 New Kerala: World News
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Swiss Not Ready to Extradite Polanski 12.2.2010 NY Times: World
The Swiss ministry of Justice said it will wait until Los Angeles courts determine whether Roman Polanski must face sentencing in person.
Supreme Court weighing dismissal of case over fate of Uighurs at Guantanamo 12.2.2010 Star Tribune: Nation
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No Polanski Extradition Until U.S. Case Is Over 12.2.2010 WCCO: National
Swiss authorities won't extradite Roman Polanski to the United States until courts in Los Angeles rule definitively that the director must face further sentencing in person in a 32-year-old sex case, a senior official said Friday.
Swiss won't extradite Polanski til US case is done 12.2.2010 SFGate: Business & Technology
Swiss won't extradite Polanski til US case is done
Person of interest named in Fla. girl’s death 12.2.2010 MSNBC
Person of interest named in Fla. girl’s death
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Op-Ed Contributor: Tribunal and Error 12.2.2010 International Herald Tribune: Editorials
Terrorists like Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who plotted murderous acts on United States soil, should be tried in civilian courts, not by military commissions.
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Leahy And Feinstein: Try Terrorists In Federal Courts 12.2.2010 TPM Muckraker
More than a month after Republicans started attacking President Obama for prosecuting the attempted Christmas bombing suspect in federal court, two top Senate Dems have finally come out to back Obama in strong terms.

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