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Supreme Court sets limits on child porn restitution

By Sean Lengell | 04/23/14 02:16 PM

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that viewers of child pornography are liable to pay for victims pain and suffering, but set limits on the size of the restitution. In the process, the justices in a 5-4 decision threw out an almost $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape...
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Kansas judge OKs name change request of soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case

By Associated Press | 04/23/14 12:58 PM

A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
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US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

By ERIC TUCKER | 04/23/14 06:00 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says. On...
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