Border Agents Win Early Release, Cheney Records Dispute, Facebook Mafiosi?
Bush Commutes Terms of Ex-Agents » The president commuted the prison sentences of two former U.S. Border Patrol agents who were convicted in 2006 for shooting a Mexican drug dealer, saying the verdicts were just but the sentences excessive. — Washington Post
A Win for Cheney in Records Dispute » A judge yesterday rejected the claim by a coalition of historians and nonprofit groups that Vice President Cheney intended to illegally discard some of his official records, delivering Cheney his first win in a drawn out legal dispute over the preservation of key documents. — Washington Post
Facebook Mafiosi? » In recent weeks, the Italian authorities have begun investigating Facebook discussion groups devoted to convicted Mafiosi, concerned that some members might be more than fans. — New York Times
When Tantrums Lead to Terror Charges » At least 200 commercial airline passengers have been convicted of felonies under the Patriot Act -- often for behavior involving raised voices and profanity -- leading some security experts to question whether the law is being misused. —L.A. Times
Families Take Milk Scandal to High Court » More than 200 families whose babies fell ill after drinking tainted infant formula said Monday that they are taking their case to China's highest court after being repeatedly ignored by lower courts. — Washington Post
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