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Can Congress keep sex offenders in prison past their sentence?

The Supreme Court will decide whether a federal law that permits the Justice Department to hold "dangerous" sex offenders past their sentences is Constitutional. The law was passed in 2006 and allows the Justice Department to hold sexually violent or…

Guantanamo Not Closing for At Least Another Year

Congress has balked at the Obama administrations request to pay $150 million dollars for an Illinois prison to house Guantanamo inmates, delaying the closing of Guantanamo until at least 2011. In the meantime, officials can work on upgrading security at…

Colvin a protected `whistleblower,’ Cannon says

The Canadian Press Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon says diplomat Richard Colvin had a right to make his explosive allegations about Afghan prisoners. He says Colvin exercised his prerogative as a whistleblower by saying Ottawa ignored his warnings that Canadian…