Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Mess With Texas

Bush, Texas at odds over death case - 10 Oct 2007 at 2:18pm - WASHINGTON -- Neither the president nor an international court can tell Texas how to treat criminal defendants, the state's top Supreme Court advocate told the justices in a lively argument Wednesday over the fate of a Mexican citizen on death row.
Mustn't Texas treat criminal defendants in accordance with applicable federal law? Or have I missed Texas seceding from the United States?

Bush pushes for telecom immunity - 10 Oct 2007 at 12:42pm - WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Wednesday that he will not sign a new eavesdropping bill if it does not grant retroactive immunity to U.S. telecommunications companies that helped conduct electronic surveillance without court orders.
Immunity would be in no one's interest but that of Bush and of those who aided and abetted his illegal wiretapping.

Security guards fired randomly: Iraq official - 10 Oct 2007 at 8:15am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi officials on Wednesday accused guards working for a foreign security company of firing randomly when they killed two women in the latest incident involving private security contractors that has outraged Iraqis.

UN says millions of displaced Iraqis face grim future - 10 Oct 2007 at 7:40am - The United Nations says the plight of millions of displaced Iraqis is likely to worsen in the next few months.

Judge OKs injunction against illegal worker plan - 10 Oct 2007 at 1:06pm - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. federal court judge on Wednesday granted a preliminary injunction barring the Bush administration from going ahead with a controversial program to remove illegal immigrants from the U.S. work force.

Panel: Give vets disability pay quickly - 10 Oct 2007 at 2:50pm - WASHINGTON -- Injured veterans suffering long waits for disability checks could have their claims processed immediately with audits done later, if need be, the head of a special commission said Wednesday.

Thought for the day:
There are no wrong notes; some are just more right than others. -Thelonius Monk


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