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'State Secrets' Showdown Looms; Intrigue, Discord at Parole Commission; Crackdown on Corporate Bribes

POSTED: 09:48 AM ET, 05/26/2009 by Amanda Zamora

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'State Secrets' Showdown Looms » President Obama vowed last week to rein in the use of a legal privilege that allows the administration to discard lawsuits involving "state secrets." But hours his pledge, a federal judge criticized Justice Department officials in a case that has delved deeper than any other into one of the government's most highly classified data-gathering programs. — Washington Post

Intrigue, Discord at Parole Commission » Memos, e-mails and court records spin a yarn of internal discord at the little-noticed U.S. Parole Commission that threads together an apparent office break-in, an old murder outside San Francisco, a commissioner's resignation and attempts to win funding to improve a rural highway in Missouri. — Washington Post

A Crackdown on Corporate Bribes » The Justice Department is increasing its prosecutions of alleged acts of foreign bribery by U.S. corporations, forcing them to take costly steps to defend against scrutiny. The crackdown under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, or FCPA -- a post-Watergate law largely dormant for decades -- now extends across five continents and penetrates entire industries, including energy and medical devices. — Wall Street Journal ($)

» Obama ducks promise to delay bill signings (WashTimes)
» Obama's FEC Pick Raises Eyebrows (CQPolitics)
» New FDA Chief Must Divest Stock, Fund Holdings (WSJ/$)
» Businesses Get Tougher on 'Friendly' Fraud (WSJ/$)
» Poetic Justice: Briton Says She Helped Taint Rival (NYT)
» Church of Scientology on trial for fraud in France (Guardian)
» Afghanistan's reconstruction outpaces oversight (AP)

By Amanda Zamora |  May 26, 2009; 9:48 AM ET The Daily Read
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