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  • June 30, 2004  

    Iraq assumed legal custody over Saddam Hussein Wednesday, reducing him to a criminal defendant in the land he once ruled. The former dictator and 11 of his top lieutenants are no longer prisoners of war, but they remain in U.S. physical custody. Continue reading

  • June 30, 2004  

    The Supreme Court concluded its 2003 term with decisions supporting the legal rights of enemy combatants and free speech on the Internet. Margaret Warner reviews the judicial opinions of the recent term with Douglas Kmiec, a professor at Pepperdine University Law School, and Harold Koh, dean of Yale University Law School. Continue reading

  • June 29, 2004   BY  

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended enforcement of a 1998 federal law designed to shield minors from Internet pornography, saying it likely violates the constitutional right to freedom of speech. Continue reading

  • June 29, 2004   BY  

    Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in Sudan Tuesday, hoping to pressure the Khartoum government to assist the delivery of aid to the war-torn Darfur region where U.S. officials worry 1 million people may die this year. Continue reading

  • June 29, 2004   BY  

    As part of the transfer of authority in Iraq, the United States will turn over legal custody of Saddam Hussein and 11 of his former officials to Iraq’s new interim government on Wednesday. Continue reading

  • June 29, 2004  

    The Supreme Court suspended enforcement of a 1998 federal law designed to shield minors from Internet pornography, saying it likely violates the constitutional right to freedom of speech. Margaret Warner discusses the decision with National Law Journal Washington bureau chief Marcia Coyle. Continue reading

  • June 29, 2004  

    Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said today that his government will take legal custody of Saddam Hussein tomorrow and formally charge him in an Iraqi court by the end of the week. Terence Smith discusses the developments on the first full day of Iraqi sovereignty with New York Times reporter Dexter Filkins in Baghdad. Continue reading

  • June 29, 2004  

    Following Monday’s handover of partial sovereignty to Iraq, Iraqi-American regional experts discuss what this transfer of power means to Iraqis and how they view this transition. Continue reading

  • June 28, 2004   BY  

    In a surprising move, the U.S.-led coalition transferred limited sovereignty to an interim Iraqi government Monday rather than Wednesday as planned in an effort to prevent insurgents from sabotaging the transfer. Continue reading

  • June 28, 2004  

    The Supreme Court dealt a setback to the Bush administration’s war against terrorism, ruling that U.S. citizens and foreigners seized as potential terrorists can challenge their treatment in U.S. courts. Ray Suarez discusses the decisions with National Law Journal Washington bureau chief Marcia Coyle. Continue reading