[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Monday overturned [opinion, PDF] the 22-year prison sentence for the "Millennium Bomber," Ahmed Rassam [PBS profile], imposed by the lower court after he was convicted by a jury of nine counts of criminal activity by plotting to bomb Los Angeles International Airport in 1999. The decision came after the US Department of Justice [official website] filed an appeal arguing that the sentence was "substantively unreasonable." The court...

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