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First Civilian Trial for Guantanamo Detainee Opens

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

During opening arguments for the first civilian trial of a Guantanamo detainee, federal prosecutors say the man accused of helping bomb two embassies in Africa in 1998 was a member of an Al Qaeda terrorist cell who was determined to murder. Prosecutors allege Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani participated in the bombings of embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.

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WNYC News

Post-Election Ethics Trial Set for Rangel

Friday, October 08, 2010

Ethics trial for Rangel is set for after the November elections.

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The Takeaway

Ahmed Ghailani Trial Begins

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The first civilian trial for a former Guantánamo Bay detainee begins today. Tanzanian-born Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is accused of bombing embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998, killing hundreds.

WNYC Reporter Ailsa Chang is covering the trial.

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WNYC News

No Security Disruptions As Lower Manhattan Prepares For First Guantanamo Detainee Trial

Friday, September 24, 2010

Jury selection is under way in the trial of the first Guantanamo detainee transferred to the civilian system. But residents around the federal courthouse in Lower Manhattan say they haven't noticed any increase in security in their neighborhood.

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The Takeaway

North Carolina Law Allows Death Row Inmates to Claim Racial Bias

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

For years, people have claimed a racial bias in our country’s death penalty system, based on the statistics of who winds up on death row. But, now, a law in North Carolina aims to do something to address such bias when it comes to capital prosecution.

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WQXR News

Blagojevich Convicted of Lying to FBI

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted Wednesday of making false statements to the F.B.I., a conviction that could carry a prison sentence of up to five years. Jurors, who had been deliberating for two weeks, failed to reach a consensus on 23 remaining counts against him.

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