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  • July 5, 2004  

    Two former dictators, Slobodan Milosevic of Yugoslavia and Saddam Hussein of Iraq, face charges of war crimes. Milosevic’s trial may be ending early due to his health problems while Saddam’s is just getting started. Diane Orentlicher speaks with Jim Lehrer about the Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein trials. Continue reading

  • July 2, 2004  

    The high-profile court appearance of the former Iraqi dictator has sparked mixed reactions in Iraq. Three experts analyze the Arab world’s reaction to Saddam’s trial and Iraq’s interim government. Continue reading

  • July 2, 2004  

    Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss how the transfer of power in Iraq, Saddam’s arraignment and the latest job growth numbers affect the continuing campaign between President Bush and Senator Kerry. Continue reading

  • July 1, 2004  

    Saddam Hussein was defiant today at his first court appearance, where he refused to sign a list of charges against him. Correspondent Kwame Holman looks at what Saddam said in his defense. Margaret Warner discusses the arraignment with Newsweek magazine’s Babak Dehghanpisheh. 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 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 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 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 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

  • June 28, 2004  

    The Supreme Court said Monday the Bush administration has the authority to hold “enemy combatants” indefinitely, but the terror suspects have the basic right to a day in court. Two legal experts assess the impact the decisions will have on the legal efforts to combat terrorism. Continue reading