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  1. What's Left of the Guantanamo Litigation? Nothing.

    The Huffington Post06/11/2012 - 00:00

    Four years ago tomorrow, the Supreme Court ruled that Guantanamo detainees have a right to challenge the legality of their detention in federal court. The case, Boumediene v. Bush, was at the time hailed as…

  2. Guantanamo Scandal: The 40 Prisoners Still Held But Cleared for Release At Least Five Years Ago

    The Public Record,06/07/2012 - 00:00

    One of the greatest injustices at Guantanamo is that, of the 169 prisoners still held, over half -87 in total- were cleared for release by President Obama's interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force. The Task Force…

  3. Stop-and-frisk controversy prompts meeting with justice department

    The Guardian06/07/2012 - 00:00

    "It's clear that the mayor and commissioner – in the face of everything that points to this policy being unjust, unfair, racist, prejudiced and most importantly ineffective won't do anything about it, said city council…

  4. NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy to be reviewed by US department of justice

    The Guardian06/07/2012 - 00:00

    The department of justice is reviewing the NYPD's controversial stop-and-frisk policy,following demands by campaigners who say the tactic is unconstitutional and racially discriminatory.

  5. Obama's Kill List: Silence Is Not an Option

    The Nation, June 6 201206/06/2012 - 00:00

    The kill list makes a mockery of due process by circumventing judicial review, and turning the executive into judge, jury and executioner. Even worse, the strikes described in the Times article, in which nameless individuals…

  6. National commentary: We're still accused by those we've tortured

    HTMR News, June 6 2012 06/06/2012 - 00:00

    President Barack Obama's key rallying message for re-election is "Forward"; as in his purported revival of the economy and promised expanding and fortifying of health care. But in response to those who insist on accountability for George W.…

  7. A Thousand Years of Solitude.

    Justia, June 4, 201206/05/2012 - 00:00

    Imagine spending a month alone in a windowless cell the size of a small bathroom. Now multiply that by 100, and you can begin to understand the average period of solitary confinement endured by prisoners…

  8. Inmates sue over Pelican Bay 'sensory deprivation'.

    San Francisco Chronicle, June 01 2012 06/04/2012 - 14:32

    Ten inmates held in isolation at California's Pelican Bay State Prison for more than a decade sued the state Thursday, saying their conditions - which deprived them of virtually all human contact and any meaningful…

  9. Group sues California over isolation of some prison inmates.

    Los Angeles Times, June 01 2012 06/04/2012 - 14:30

    California's practice of isolating prison inmates it suspects of gang affiliations and keeping them that way for years is being challenged in federal court by a national civil rights group.

  10. The crime of punishment at Pelican Bay State Prison.

    The San Francisco Chronicle, May 31st 2012 06/04/2012 - 14:26

    Now fellow SHU inmates and I have joined together with the Center for Constitutional Rights in a federal lawsuit that challenges this treatment as unconstitutional. I understand I broke the law, and I have lost…