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Judge Dismisses Oklahoma City Bomber's Food Lawsuit

DENVER - (AP) A judge in Denver has dismissed claims by Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols that prison officials violated his constitutional rights by depriving him of a diet rich in whole grains, fiber, raw fruits and vegetables. U.S. District Judge Christine Arguello. . . . Full version...

Jail Inmate: Lack Of Porn Violates U.S. Constitution

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. - (AP) A Michigan jail inmate says he's being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment because he can't have pornography. In a handwritten lawsuit, 21-year-old Kyle Richards claims his civil rights are being violated at the Macomb County Jail. Richards says denying his request...

ACLU Sues Feds For Shackling Immigrant Detainees

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups have filed a lawsuit i n San Francisco federal court seeking to stop a practice in which alleged illegal immigrants are shackled at the feet, waist and wrists while appearing in immigration court. The groups allege in the suit filed...

Federal Judge Declares California's Death Penalty System Unconstitutional

In a bold and far-reaching opinion last week, California Federal Judge Cormac J. Carney upended California’s Death Penalty System, finding that it violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. Judge Carney entered the ruling in response to the petition for...