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  1. CCR Executive Director Vincent Warren on The Rachel Maddow Show

    The Rachel Maddow Show 05/22/2009 - 13:55

    Vincent Warren speaks with Rachel Maddow after President Obama's national security speech about Guantanamo detainees and prolonged detention on Thursday, May 21, 200. To watch the full episode, click here.

  2. Government Could Destroy Records in Hundreds of Guantanamo Cases

    ProPublica 05/14/2009 - 14:46

    A stockpile of documents about hundreds of Guantanamo Bay detainees, some written by the prisoners themselves, could be destroyed under a little-known provision of a federal court order the Bush administration obtained in 2004...

  3. What Were The Torture Lawyers Thinking?

    Washington Post 05/14/2009 - 14:26

    A long-awaited internal Justice Department report promises to shed some much-needed light on the relationship between the Justice Department lawyers who wrote the infamous "torture memos" and the White House. The central question, of course: Whether the…

  4. Son of late Nigerian activist fulfills his father's prediction of taking Shell to court

    Chicago Tribune 05/08/2009 - 15:24

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr. has been fighting for more than 13 years to make his late father's prediction come true. It will happen this month when relatives of victims of the Nigerian government's violent…

  5. Mentally Ill and in Immigration Limbo

    New York Times 05/08/2009 - 15:21

    Twice the immigration judge asked the woman’s name. Twice she gave it: Xiu Ping Jiang. But he chided her, a Chinese New Yorker, for answering his question before the court interpreter had translated it into Mandarin. “Ma’am, we’re…

  6. Police Get Added Order: Stop, Frisk and ‘Explain’

    New York Times 05/08/2009 - 15:17

    The Police Department says its practice of stopping, and sometimes frisking, thousands of people a year in high-crime neighborhoods has helped keep those areas safe. But the growing use of so-called stop and frisks has also irritated some…

  7. Obama gives nuanced defense of his stance on torture

    Los Angeles Times 05/08/2009 - 15:09

    Reporting from Washington -- In a strikingly defensive explanation of his stance on Bush-era anti-terrorism tactics, President Obama on Wednesday acknowledged for the first time that the harsh interrogation techniques he has banned might have yielded useful information,…

  8. Who attended 'torture' briefings? A GOP lawmaker wants to know.

    Christian Science Monitor 05/08/2009 - 15:00

    President Obama’s decision to make public four Bush-era memos authorizing “enhanced interrogation techniques” of terrorist suspects is now putting key Democrats on the spot, too. The top Republican on the House intelligence committee is calling for the release of…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…