Friday, October 03, 2008

Friday Evening Addendum

Appeals Court Overturns 2 Terrorism Convictions - October 2, 2008 - Finding that a Yemeni cleric and his assistant had been deprived of a fair trial because of errors by the presiding judge, a federal appeals panel in New York on Thursday overturned their convictions in a prominent terrorism case once hailed by the Bush administration as a significant blow to Al Qaeda.

Afghan "Dictator" Proposed in Leaked Cable - 3 Oct 2008 at 8:03pm - A diplomatic cable also quotes the British ambassador as saying that the campaign against the Taliban will fail.

FBI given new rules for investigations - 3 Oct 2008 at 7:38pm - WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration issued new rules Friday designed to allow the FBI to pursue potential national security threats with the same vigor and techniques used against common criminals. Civil libertarians said the guidelines will come at a cost to constitutional protections.

GOP lawmakers file appeal to halt Troopergate case - 3 Oct 2008 at 8:29pm - ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Six Alaska lawmakers filed an emergency appeal Friday asking the state's Supreme Court to halt an investigation into abuse of power allegations by Gov. Sarah Palin before the findings are released next week.


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