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Judge Orders Production of NYPD Records on Police Videotaping of Lawful Protesters http://www.nyclu.org/node/1662

A federal court today ruled that the NYPD must turn over records of its videotaping practices in a case that asks if police in New York City are routinely photographing individuals engaged in lawful political protest. The New York Civil Liberties Union is co-counsel in the case.

US Parents Seek Answers in Mexico Death Jessica Bernstein-Wax

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The parents of an American journalist slain in southern Mexico said Wednesday they were unsatisfied with the progress authorities have made in the case and will have outside investigators review video footage and forensic evidence.

William F. Buckley Jr. Is Dead at 82 Douglas Martin, New York Times

William F. Buckley Jr., who marshaled polysyllabic exuberance, famously arched eyebrows and a refined, perspicacious mind to elevate conservatism to the center of American political discourse, died Wednesday at his home in Stamford, Conn.

Mr Buckley, 82, suffered from diabetes and emphysema, his son Christopher said, although the exact cause of death was not immediately known. He was found at his desk in the study of his home, his son said. “He might have been working on a column,” Mr. Buckley said.


Cheney Impeachment: Courageous, But Not Surprising Elizabeth Holtzman

For the first time since the Bush administration took office, three members of the House Judiciary Committee, Robert Wexler (D-FL), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), are calling for hearings on the impeachment of Vice President Richard Cheney.

Remembering Dr. John P. Morgan

Dr. John P. Morgan, a drug policy reform leader and close friend to the U.S. Drug Policy Alliance, died suddenly last Friday of acute myeloid leukemia. Morgan was a professor of pharmacology at the City University of New York Medical School for 26 years until he retired in 2004, and published widely in medical journals on pharmacology, drug toxicity and other topics.

By Kunle Aderinokun This Day, Lagos, Nigeria via AllAfrica.com Wednesday, February 20, 2008 http://allafrica.com/stories/200802200406.html

ABUJA, Nigeria -- A few days after President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua stopped the payment of their share of monthly allocations and excess crude proceeds in US dollars as earlier proposed by the Central Bank of Nigeria, the 36 states of the federation yesterday said they supported the decision because the dollar is not the nation's legal tender.

PA Supreme Court Rejects Mumia Abu-Jamal's PCRA Appeal By Hans Bennett http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/diarypage.php?did=6184

On Tuesday, February 19, in a ruling unrelated to the pending US Third Circuit Court decision, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected death row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal’s appeal of a 2005 ruling by Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Pamela Dembe, which denied Abu-Jamal’s Post Conviction Relief Act (PCRA) petition, on grounds that it was not “timely.” (See reports by The Associated Press and Philadelphia Inquirer)

By ADAM LIPTAK and BRAD STONE NY Times, February 20, 2008

In a move that legal experts said could present a major test of First Amendment rights in the Internet era, a federal judge in San Francisco on Friday ordered the disabling of a Web site devoted to disclosing confidential information.

The site, Wikileaks.org, invites people to post leaked materials with the goal of discouraging “unethical behavior” by corporations and governments. It has posted documents said to show the rules of engagement for American troops in Iraq, a military manual for the


Message from the Commander in Chief

Dear compatriots:

Last Friday, February 15, I promised you that in my next reflection I would deal with an issue of interest to many compatriots. Thus, this now is rather a message.

The moment has come to nominate and elect the State Council, its President, its Vice-Presidents and Secretary.


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