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  • July 14, 2010 - 5:25am

    7-month house arrest ends
    By Rachel B. Duke
    Updated: 7:07 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 2010
    The decision by Swiss authorities Monday not to extradite Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski over his rape of a 13-year-old girl provoked anger and disappointment in the U.S., though Washington made no retaliation threats.

  • May 26, 2010 - 6:03am

    Published on May 26, 2010 in The Tennessean
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld a por­tion of the Adam Walsh Child Pro­tec­tion and Safety Act that allows fed­eral courts to order civil com­mit­ments of men­tally ill “sex­u­ally dan­ger­ous” fed­eral pris­on­ers if they have reached the end of their crim­i­nal sen­tences or if they are incom­pe­tent to stand trial.