Month: March 2007

Gitmo guilty plea

David Hicks, a 30 year-old Australian who has been detained at Guantanamo since 2002, last night pleaded guilty to one count of material support for terrorism. The drawing is from his first appearance before the military commissions in August 2004.

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Cherchez la femme

The former number-two official at the Interior Department under Gale Norton pleaded guilty today to lying to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee about his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff; a tie with a romantic knot. The link between the

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Bong Hits 4 Jesus

The Supreme Court today heard arguments in a First Amendment free-speech case from Juneau, Alaska where, as the Olympic tourch passed through town on its way to the 2002 winter games in Salt Lake City, a high school student unfurled

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VERDICT

The jury announced their verdict, guilty on 4 of 5 counts, shortly after noon. Libby, shown seated with his lawyers, betrayed no emotion. Left to right are: Alex Borrelli, foreground, Ted Wells, Libby, and William Jeffress. Washington Post story is

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Notes from the jury

The jury in the Scooter Libby sent out notes containing two questions before they  recessed on Friday.  The above sketch shows the lawyers for the government, in the left foreground, and the defense, right background, huddling to discuss how Judge

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… and day seven

The last note from the jury was not encouraging: “We would like another big Post-it pad.  The large one for the easel.” (someone thought it read ‘the foreperson is a weasel’) The AP’s Matt Apuzzo has the story here.

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