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  1. Destroying the Soul

    Washington Post, July 5 2012 07/05/2012 - 13:19

    The Center for Constitutional Rights has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of prisoners at California’s Pelican Bay State Prison who have each spent between 10 and 28 years in solitary confinement.

  2. Suit: Names Must Be Removed From Sex Registry

    Wall Street Journal, June 28 2012 06/28/2012 - 14:48

    A class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday in New Orleans seeks to have nearly 500 people who were convicted of soliciting oral or anal sex for money under Louisiana's "crime against nature by solicitation" law…

  3. Rude or Polite, City’s Officers Leave Raw Feelings in Stops

    New York Times, June 26 2012 06/28/2012 - 14:36

    What seems clear is that there is no script for stop and frisk encounters, or that if there is one, it is not being followed. Under the law, officers must have a reasonable…

  4. Supreme Court Rejects Gitmo Appeals, Spelling Potential End to Prisoners’ Legal Fight for Release

    Democracy Now!, June 12 201206/13/2012 - 16:25

    The Supreme Court has refused to hear any new Guantánamo appeals even though half of the men being held were cleared for release five years ago.

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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.

  9. 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…

  10. 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.…