Tuesday, May 5, 2009

CQ Homeland Security

Behind the Lines for Tuesday, May 5, 2009 — 3 P.M.

Courts and rights: A federal judge yesterday denied defense attorneys’ request for a third mistrial in the Liberty City Six case, despite increasing signs of disarray in the jury, The Associated Press reports. The top CIA lawyer in charge of overseeing the agency’s terror interrogation program says his stance on certain harsh techniques was misrepresented in a Senate hearing, The Washington Times tells. A Yemeni court has sentenced four men to up to three years in jail for joining al Qaeda and plotting attacks, Reuters reports.

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