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Caroline Fredrickson: It's Time to Turn on the Cameras and Stop Torture

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 4:09pm
Last night, the House of Representatives adopted an important provision to end torture and abuse during interrogations. While the amendment's name sounds like an unpronounceable law firm: the Holt/Tauscher/Grijalva/Schakowsky Amendment (to the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act), the effect of the amendment, if enacted, would be powerful. The amendment requires the recording and retention of videos of interrogations of people in the Defense Department's custody. The amendment would bring these interrogations into line with recommended best practices for military and law enforcement interrogations — increasing accountability for compliance with anti-torture laws.

Caroline Fredrickson: It's Time to Turn on the Cameras and Stop Torture

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 4:09pm
Last night, the House of Representatives adopted an important provision to end torture and abuse during interrogations. While the amendment's name sounds like an unpronounceable law firm: the Holt/Tauscher/Grijalva/Schakowsky Amendment (to the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act), the effect of the amendment, if enacted, would be powerful. The amendment requires the recording and retention of videos of interrogations of people in the Defense Department's custody. The amendment would bring these interrogations into line with recommended best practices for military and law enforcement interrogations — increasing accountability for compliance with anti-torture laws.

Mr. Rove: Nobody is Above the Law

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 5:47pm

(Originally posted on Huffington Post.)

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers has subpoenaed former presidential advisor Karl Rove to testify twice on his role in the Bush administration’s politicization of the Department of…

Mr. Rove: Nobody is Above the Law

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 5:47pm

(Originally posted on Huffington Post.)

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers has subpoenaed former presidential advisor Karl Rove to testify twice on his role in the Bush administration’s politicization of the Department of…

This Equal Pay Day, It’s Time to Get Even!

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 1:56pm

(Originally posted the Hill's Congress Blog.)

Let’s get even, not mad, this Equal Pay Day.

Equal Pay Day — this year, April 28th — marks the day a woman, on average, has to work into 2009 to make the same as a man…

This Equal Pay Day, It’s Time to Get Even!

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 1:56pm

(Originally posted the Hill's Congress Blog.)

Let’s get even, not mad, this Equal Pay Day.

Equal Pay Day — this year, April 28th — marks the day a woman, on average, has to work into 2009 to make the same as a man…

Reconciling Senator Leahy's Independent Commission Proposal

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 4:41pm

(Originally posted at Huffington Post.)

Yesterday Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, floated the idea of a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate Bush administration policies — and…

Reconciling Senator Leahy's Independent Commission Proposal

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 4:41pm

(Originally posted at Huffington Post.)

Yesterday Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, floated the idea of a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate Bush administration policies — and…

Senate Moves Forward on Bad FISA Bill

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 3:18pm
The Senate just voted to move forward with the White House/Intelligence Committee FISA bill. No surprise. The legislation will now be debated over the next couple of days. This is not good news for those of us who respect freedom, the rule of law…

Senate Moves Forward on Bad FISA Bill

By Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office & Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Legislative Office at 3:18pm
The Senate just voted to move forward with the White House/Intelligence Committee FISA bill. No surprise. The legislation will now be debated over the next couple of days. This is not good news for those of us who respect freedom, the rule of law…
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