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11:05 EDT

[JURIST] US Attorney General Michael Mukasey [official profile; JURIST news archive] defended Bush administration attorneys who authored memoranda supporting the legality of coercive interrogating tactics - the so-called "torture memos" [JURIST news archive] - in a commencement address [text] to Boston College Law School graduates Friday. Emphasizing the legal complexity [read more]

10:05 EDT

[JURIST] US Department of Defense [official website] prosecutors Friday charged [charge sheet, PDF] Guantanamo Bay detainee Noor Uthman Muhammed with conspiracy and providing material support for terrorism. Muhammed, a Sudanese national, is accused of conspiring with various al Qaeda [JURIST news archive] leaders and running a terrorist training camp in [read more]

09:05 EDT

[JURIST] Some 270 illegal immigrants [JURIST news archive] arrested during a US immigration sting at an Agriprocessors Inc. [corporate website] meatpacking plant in Iowa, were each sentenced to five months in prison [ICE press release] and 27 more received probation after pleading guilty to the use of false immigration documents, [read more]

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