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No immunity for Koussa in UK

Al Jazeera reports that Libya’s former foreign minister Moussa Koussa has arrived in the UK and begun cooperating with government officials, but thus far has not been granted any form of immunity under British law. Koussa could face prosecution and lawsuits in the UK resulting from his actions as part…

Pakistan intelligence says US gunman is CIA

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – A Pakistani intelligence official said Monday that an American in custody for killing two men was an undercover CIA contractor, in remarks likely to inflame a crisis with the United States. Washington insists that Raymond Davis, who says he acted in self-defence, is a member of its…

US appeals to reopen Blackwater case

WASHINGTON — A US appeals court met behind closed doors Tuesday as the government appealed a judge’s decision to clear five former guards with security company Blackwater of killing 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007. The three appeals court judges agreed to a request from all sides for the hearing into…

US defends diplomat accused of killing 2 in Pakistan

WASHINGTON – The United States has again called for the release of an American diplomat accused of killing two Pakistanis, saying that he acted in legitimate self-defense. “He is a member of the embassy’s technical administrative staff and therefore entitled to full criminal immunity. He cannot be lawfully arrested or…

Constitutional law professor predicts Supreme Court will give Ashcroft absolute immunity

Turley: Obama administration attempt to set new precedent is ‘disgusting’ A Supreme Court ruling could grant “absolute immunity” to former US Attorney General John Ashcroft and set a dangerous precedent in a 9/11-related lawsuit, according to George Washington University constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley. The high court agreed Tuesday to…

Obama admin. backs Vatican’s claim of immunity to sexual abuse lawsuits

Update at bottom: Fox News, other media outlets falsely tar Kagan on Vatican immunity The Obama administration in a brief to the Supreme Court has backed the Vatican’s claim of immunity from lawsuits arising from cases of sexual abuse by priests in the United States. The Supreme Court is considering…

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