No-Fly Lists, Underwear Bombs and the 'War on Terror'
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Five hundred American citizens are on the FBI's No-Fly list, without explanation or any way to appeal. We hear about the latest in high-tech terrorist technology and the denial of Constitutional rights. Also, JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon keeps his job, and for the first time, British prosecutors have made criminal charges against one of Rupert Murdoch's highest executives and former confidants. We hear about Rebekah Brooks and allegations of conspiring to "pervert the course of justice."
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JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon Keeps His Job ()
There was another apology today from Jamie Dimon -- the man once known as Wall Street's smartest banker — this time at a meeting of JP Morgan Chase shareholders, for the now-infamous $2 billion trading loss he calls "self-inflicted." Apparently all is forgiven, at least for the moment. The shareholders approved the CEO's $23 million pay package. Ben White reports for Politico.
Terrorism, Civil Rights and the No-Fly List ()
The latest version of al Qaeda's underwear bomb has revealed technology that could defeat airport scanners maintained by the TSA and re-focused attention on the No-Fly List, kept by the FBI since 2003. It includes some 500 American citizens who can't find out why they're on the list or how to get off it. We talk to a former Marine who, like 14 others who've gone to court, says he has no terrorist ties and that the FBI won't confront him with evidence or tell him how to appeal. Is airborne terrorism so dangerous that it justifies suspension of Constitutional rights?
- Ibraheim "Abe" Mashal: plaintiff in the ACLU's no-fly list case
- Hina Shamsi: American Civil Liberties Union, @hinashamsi
- Paul Rosenzweig: Heritage Foundation, @RosenzweigP
- Bruce Hoffman: Georgetown University, @hoffman_bruce
Murdoch Scandal Produces First Criminal Charges ()
Rebekah Brooks, her husband and former aides say they're outraged by criminal charges filed against them today in connection with phone hacking and government corruption. Brooks was one of Rupert Murdoch's top executives and closest confidants, but the Crown Prosecution Service says she conspired to pervert the course of justice. Ben Fenton is chief media correspondent for the Financial Times.
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