No Comment — October 12, 2007, 2:35 pm

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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.

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