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  1. Shell Must Defend Nigerian Rights Suit, Judge Says

    Bloomberg 05/08/2009 - 14:56

    Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s biggest oil company, must face a lawsuit seeking to hold it responsible for violations of international law by Nigeria’s military government, a judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood…

  2. Torture Cases Would Face Legal Hurdles

    Wall Street Journal 05/08/2009 - 14:48

    WASHINGTON -- Legal barriers to prosecuting Bush-era officials over alleged torture would be substantial, legal experts said Wednesday. But Democrats were seizing on the issue to score political points anyway, while some Republicans warned against opening a Pandora's…

  3. Obama open to inquiry on CIA tactics

    Los Angeles Times 04/27/2009 - 17:20

    Reporting from Washington -- President Obama said Tuesday that he would not rule out prosecuting senior Bush administration officials who provided the legal rationale for harsh interrogation techniques used against detainees in the war on terrorism. He also laid out…

  4. Former Bush officials slam release of torture memos

    Agence France-Presse 04/27/2009 - 17:16

    Amid calls for torture prosecutions, former Bush administration officials Friday slammed President Barack Obama's release of terror interrogation memos, warning the move would fuel "timidity and fear" among US spies.

  5. Impeach Bybee: The Growing Movement to Unseat Bush Torture Lawyer Turned Federal Judge

    Huffington Post 04/27/2009 - 17:08

    While the leadership of the Democratic Party remains silent on Obama's refusal to hold torturers accountable, activists are demanding a special prosecutor and calling on Congress to impeach Jay Bybee...

  6. Rights groups criticize CIA immunity on interrogations

    CNN 04/27/2009 - 16:58

    Human rights organizations reacted angrily Thursday to the Obama administration's announcement that CIA officials would not be prosecuted for past waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics...

  7. Big Break From Bush on 'State Secrets' Unlikely Under Obama

    The Washington Independent 04/27/2009 - 16:54

    In an interview that aired Wednesday night on the CBS Evening News, Attorney General Eric Holder suggested to Katie Couric that the Obama administration is unlikely to depart dramatically from the Bush administration’s position on the use of…

  8. Michael Ratner on PBS' News Hour with Jim Lehrer

    PBS 04/23/2009 - 12:56

    Obama Defends Decision to Release Interrogation Memos  President Obama spoke at CIA headquarters Monday, defending his decision to release Bush-era memos on controversial interrogation tactics. Former CIA official Jeffrey Smith and Michael Ratner of the…

  9. Shell in court over alleged role in Nigeria executions

    The Guardian 04/20/2009 - 18:18

    Ken Saro-Wiwa swore that one day Shell, the oil giant, would answer for his death in a court of law. Next month, 14 years after his execution, the Nigerian environmental activist's dying wish is to be fulfilled. In…

  10. Judge Rules Bagram Detainees Can Appeal to U.S. Courts

    The Washington Independent 04/20/2009 - 18:16

    For years, the 600 men imprisoned at the Bagram air base in Afghanistan largely escaped public notice. While the detainees at Guantanamo Bay roused the ire of critics of the Bush administration around the world, their counterparts at…