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An up-to-date list of major press coverage of CCR's work, "CCR in the News" provides summaries of each article's content, the publication and publication date, as well as a scanned version of the original article. The scanned articles can be viewed or downloaded as pdf files.

Currently "CCR in the News" covers the last two years of our major press coverage.

  1. Obama Administration Faces Ethical Conflict By Representing John Yoo

    The Washington Independent 03/13/2009 - 16:57

    Following up on my earlier post about whether the Obama Justice Department really ought to be representing John Yoo — the notorious former Office of Legal Counsel lawyer during the Bush administration — Michael Ratner, president of the Center…

  2. 'Truth Commission' critic accuses Leahy of 'whitewash'

    The Raw Story 03/13/2009 - 16:55

    Passions surrounding various proposals that would investigate Bush administration wrongdoings are extremely high with interested parties not shying away from using harsh rhetoric towards fellow supporters of probes. Speaking to Raw Story, Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional…

  3. Truth Commission May Not Lead to Prosecutions

    Truthout 03/09/2009 - 17:56

    Washington, DC - The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Wednesday to explore setting up a commission to investigate and report on potentially criminal policies of the Bush administration. Critics of this approach charge that…

  4. A Truth Commission for the Bush Era?

    The New York Times 03/09/2009 - 17:37

    A USA Today/Gallup poll in February found that 62 percent of Americans favor a criminal investigation or an independent panel to look into the use of torture, illegal wiretapping, and other alleged abuses of power by the…

  5. Interviews Of Terror Suspects Challenged

    The Washington Post 03/09/2009 - 17:34

    BERLIN, Feb. 26 -- A United Nations special investigator has concluded in a report scheduled for release Friday that foreign intelligence agents sent to question U.S.-held terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay had violated international human-rights laws.

  6. Why the Secrecy About Gitmo?

    The Washington Independent 03/09/2009 - 17:31

    The Pentagon’s report yesterday that the conditions at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp meet all the requirements of the Geneva Conventions, was, not surprisingly, met with a mixture of skepticism and downright hostility...

  7. Administration Draws Fire for Report on Guantánamo

    The New York Times 03/09/2009 - 17:27

    The Pentagon official who inspected the Guantánamo Bay prison at the behest of President Obama and declared its conditions humane described himself Monday as a “fresh set of eyes” who had been given free rein…

  8. The Hard Cases

    The New Yorker 03/09/2009 - 17:20

    The last “enemy combatant” being detained in America is incarcerated at the U.S. Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, South Carolina—a tan, low-slung building situated amid acres of grassy swampland. The prisoner, known internally as EC#2, is an alleged…

  9. Rendition is a Horrible, Violent Crime in Any Form -- It Should Not Be U.S. Policy

    AlterNet 03/09/2009 - 17:09

    Binyam Mohamed, an Ethiopian residing in Britain, said he was tortured after being sent to Morocco and Afghanistan in 2002 by the U.S. government. Mohamed was transferred to Guantánamo in 2004 and all terrorism charges against him were…

  10. Defense papers reveal 'terror' excess: rights groups

    Agence France-Presse 03/09/2009 - 16:57

    WASHINGTON (AFP) — Pentagon documents released by rights groups Thursday detailed the agency's involvement in "war on terror" excesses, fueling debate over possible probes into the administration of former president George W. Bush...