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Legal news from Saturday, August 4, 2007
by Michael Sung

A US military jury on Friday convicted Pfc. Jesse Spielman of four counts of felony murder, rape, conspiracy to commit rape, and housebreaking with intent to commit rape for his role in the March 2006 rape and murder of a 14-year old Iraqi girl and the murder of her family in Mahmudiya (also "Mahmoudiya"). Spielman, who …

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by Michael Sung

The US Senate on Friday passed the Protect America Act 2007, under which the Executive Branch would be given expanded surveillance authority for a period of six months while Congress worked on long-term legislation to "modernize" the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The bill establishes legal guidelines of how the United States …

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