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  1. Do the Secret Bush Memos Amount to Treason? Top Constitutional Scholar Says Yes

    Alternet 04/20/2009 - 17:50

    In early March, more shocking details emerged about George W. Bush legal counsel John Yoo's memos outlining the destruction of the republic. The memos lay the legal groundwork for the president to send the military to wage war…

  2. Rare Victory for Torture Victims: Lawsuit Can Continue

    The Washington Independent 04/20/2009 - 17:44

    In a rare victory for torture victims, a federal judge yesterday ruled that detainees who claim they were tortured at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq can move ahead with their lawsuit against defense contractor CACI, which…

  3. U.S. Challenged On Sealing of Detainee Files

    The Washington Post 03/25/2009 - 17:50

    The Justice Department has filed "unclassified" records in federal court outlining the government's cases against more than 100 detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, but the records are not being made public. This has triggered a…

  4. Enemy Combatant, Rest in Peace?

    Harpers Magazine 03/25/2009 - 17:44

    Among George W. Bush’s controversial legal maneuvers was a repackaging of the notion of “enemy combatant.” If the President determined a person was an “enemy combatant,” the Bush Justice lawyers reasoned, he could be seized and imprisoned indefinitely with…

  5. Obama lawyers: Ex-Guantánamo detainees have no rights

    The Miami Herald 03/25/2009 - 17:41

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration argued in court documents filed Friday that four former detainees at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp who have sued over their treatment have no constitutional rights. The suit was brought by four British…

  6. 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…

  7. '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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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.