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  1. Son of late Nigerian activist fulfills his father's prediction of taking Shell to court

    Chicago Tribune 05/08/2009 - 15:24

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr. has been fighting for more than 13 years to make his late father's prediction come true. It will happen this month when relatives of victims of the Nigerian government's violent…

  2. Mentally Ill and in Immigration Limbo

    New York Times 05/08/2009 - 15:21

    Twice the immigration judge asked the woman’s name. Twice she gave it: Xiu Ping Jiang. But he chided her, a Chinese New Yorker, for answering his question before the court interpreter had translated it into Mandarin. “Ma’am, we’re…

  3. Police Get Added Order: Stop, Frisk and ‘Explain’

    New York Times 05/08/2009 - 15:17

    The Police Department says its practice of stopping, and sometimes frisking, thousands of people a year in high-crime neighborhoods has helped keep those areas safe. But the growing use of so-called stop and frisks has also irritated some…

  4. Obama gives nuanced defense of his stance on torture

    Los Angeles Times 05/08/2009 - 15:09

    Reporting from Washington -- In a strikingly defensive explanation of his stance on Bush-era anti-terrorism tactics, President Obama on Wednesday acknowledged for the first time that the harsh interrogation techniques he has banned might have yielded useful information,…

  5. Who attended 'torture' briefings? A GOP lawmaker wants to know.

    Christian Science Monitor 05/08/2009 - 15:00

    President Obama’s decision to make public four Bush-era memos authorizing “enhanced interrogation techniques” of terrorist suspects is now putting key Democrats on the spot, too. The top Republican on the House intelligence committee is calling for the release of…

  6. Shell Must Defend Nigerian Rights Suit, Judge Says

    Bloomberg 05/08/2009 - 14:56

    Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s biggest oil company, must face a lawsuit seeking to hold it responsible for violations of international law by Nigeria’s military government, a judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood…

  7. Torture Cases Would Face Legal Hurdles

    Wall Street Journal 05/08/2009 - 14:48

    WASHINGTON -- Legal barriers to prosecuting Bush-era officials over alleged torture would be substantial, legal experts said Wednesday. But Democrats were seizing on the issue to score political points anyway, while some Republicans warned against opening a Pandora's…

  8. Obama open to inquiry on CIA tactics

    Los Angeles Times 04/27/2009 - 17:20

    Reporting from Washington -- President Obama said Tuesday that he would not rule out prosecuting senior Bush administration officials who provided the legal rationale for harsh interrogation techniques used against detainees in the war on terrorism. He also laid out…

  9. Former Bush officials slam release of torture memos

    Agence France-Presse 04/27/2009 - 17:16

    Amid calls for torture prosecutions, former Bush administration officials Friday slammed President Barack Obama's release of terror interrogation memos, warning the move would fuel "timidity and fear" among US spies.

  10. Impeach Bybee: The Growing Movement to Unseat Bush Torture Lawyer Turned Federal Judge

    Huffington Post 04/27/2009 - 17:08

    While the leadership of the Democratic Party remains silent on Obama's refusal to hold torturers accountable, activists are demanding a special prosecutor and calling on Congress to impeach Jay Bybee...