November 2004

On three occasions over the past five months, Tubiana said, outside judges assigned to review the vendor’s case have set deadlines for investigating magistrates to either indict or release him. The deadlines have passed, but his client remains locked up, court documents show. “There is in fact no control” over these magistrates, he said. “They…

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However, Engler thinks the security explanation should be taken with a grain of salt. His research in the late 1990s aimed to improve the reliability of software. Security analysis was part of the story, he says, but “basically, we just didn’t want stuff to crash.” (writes Jon Udell in Infoworld.) But Crispin Cowan has a…

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The announcement suggests that Rehnquist is suffering from anaplastic thyroid cancer, a rare and aggressive form of the disease, said Herman Kattlove, an oncologist and medical editor for the American Cancer Society. The anaplastic variety is the only type of thyroid cancer that is treated with chemotherapy. “It’s not treatable by surgery, only by chemotherapy…

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The New York Times reports: Lawyers for many of the detainees, including the ones named in the Supreme Court ruling, say the Bush administration is purposely ignoring the justices’ mandate and stalling. They cite the government’s refusal to acknowledge that detainees are entitled to free access to lawyers to make their cases before federal judges.…

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