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More power, less separation is the message from one lawmaker who wants to give Congress authority to review and even override Supreme Court decisions. Rep. Ron Lewis, R-Ky., has introduced a bill, HR 3920, that would allow Congress to override any Court decision reviewing the constitutionality of a congressional act. By Lewis’ bill, a two-thirds vote in each chamber would be enough to undo a Court ruling … Jury selection flaws in one Michigan county have prompted the state Court of Appeals to remand the case of a convicted rapist. Inmate Ramon Lee Bryant could receive a new trial because just one person in his 45-member jury pool was black. Prosecutors acknowledged problems and blamed a computer program that drew first from ZIP codes with lower numbers, which translated to areas inhabited mostly by whites … Still shaking from the Madrid bombings, the European Union is calling for its own version of Matrix, the integrated criminal database that has lost support in the United States. But don’t look for a Euromatrix soon. Many EU nations have yet to implement lesser measures adopted after Sept. 11. And privacy concerns remain high. In fact, a European Parliament committee threatened Thursday to challenge a commission agreement allowing U.S. authorities to collect personal data on air travelers … Meanwhile, the London Appeals Court ordered the release of an anonymous Libyan terror suspect who had been held since 2002. The decision upheld the first successful challenge to post-Sept. 11 powers to hold foreigners in the UK without charge … All things being equal, would you be more likely to hire a graduate of Michigan State University College of Law or of MSU-DCL? That’s what MSU-DCL Provost Lou Anna Simon suspected. She’s asking the 113-year-old school to adopt the longer name and retire the alphabet-soup moniker that has prompted one too many potential employers to ask, “Where?” – Lori Patel

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