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Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, who may run for governor in 2010, denied any political motivation behind his prosecution of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Cox charged Kilpatrick with two new felony charges last week accusing the mayor of shoving a sheriff's deputy. (NYT)

Questions remain about the fairness and openness of the U.S. military's war crimes tribunal process. The Pentagon plans to try as many as 80 cases under the system tested out in the case of Osama Bin Laden's driver last week. (NYT)

The Department of Transportation
has denied a congressional request for documents related to its rulemaking process for automobile fuel economy standards. The agency cited "confidentially interests of the Executive Branch." (DOT Letter .pdf)