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Holding them accountable under civil law has been equally difficult, whether for alleged torture at Abu Ghraib or culpability in making veterans sick through the use of burn pits.
Still, the 2,700-case-increase remains a drop in the bucket compared to the backlog in the immigration courts, which are separate from the broader criminal justice and civil law system and have different rules.
In this Moorish fantasy, the civil law of the United States is trumped by religious law gleaned from a strict interpretation of a thousands-year-old religious text from the Mideast desert.
The Pentagon has willingness and funding but lacks the capability among its military police to train Afghan police officers in civil law enforcement.
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CIVIL LAW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of civil law for English Language Learners
: laws that deal with the rights of people rather than with crimes
legal Definition of civil law
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