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The survivors of three Iraqi civilians killed in the September 16 incident in Baghdad’s Nisoor Square involving Blackwater USA have brought suit in a U.S. federal court seeking damages from Blackwater and its owner, Erik Prince. What are the issues in the suit? What are the prospects for it going forward? What does this mean for Blackwater and other military security contractors? Harper’s legal affairs contributor Scott Horton is interviewed on National Public Radio’s Day to Day program on the case and its significance. Check here for local stations and broadcast times, or to download the interview.
More from Scott Horton:
No Comment — April 12, 2013, 11:11 am
A new report from Seton Hall University exposes government surveillance of attorney-client conversations
Rashid Khalidi on how the United States sustains the failure of the Israel-Palestine peace process
Alex Gibney on his documentary investigating the Roman Catholic Church’s handling of child sex-abuse cases
Ratio of the number of cicada eggs per square mile of southern New Jersey to the number of stars in the Milky Way:
Jeffrey Lockwood, University of Wyoming (Laramie)/American Museum of Natural History (N.Y.C.)
A Singaporean company unveiled Kissenger, a pair of plastic lips mounted on a large plastic egg, which transmits real-time interactive kisses to a distant lover. “I am not interested in the sexual uses for it,” said the device’s inventor. “We’ve taken several steps to minimize the creepiness.”
The practice of sexualized eyeball licking was causing conjunctivitis in Japanese sixth graders.
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