Coast Guard Blamed for Death of Immigrant Trying to Cross Border

Why a Coast Guard vessel suddenly accelerated in a channel between Mexico and the U.S. just before a 24-year-old Mexican national trying to cross was killed by the boat’s propeller is a mystery, an attorney for the woman’s family told a Fifth Circuit panel Tuesday.

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Classified Military Records

Classified images withheld from a Freedom of Information Act request seeking military investigation records relating to terrorist attacks in Iraq between 2004 and 2011 should not be released, the Second Circuit ruled. A law firm representing hundreds of U.S. service members injured or killed in such attacks is not entitled to the records under the official disclosure doctrine.

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