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CISPA: It Ain't Cyber-Pretty

CISPA: It Ain't Cyber-Pretty

By Zachary Katznelson, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project at 12:38pm
Tomorrow, the House of Representatives is scheduled to begin debating the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, authored by Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.). In the name of cybersecurity, the legislation threatens to blow a hole through every privacy law on the books and allow companies to share customers' private information with the US military. It's not pretty.
Guantánamo Plea Deal Tainted by Torture

Guantánamo Plea Deal Tainted by Torture

By Zachary Katznelson, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project at 12:42pm

Former CIA prisoner Majid Khan has pled guilty and agreed to testify against other Guantánamo prisoners in exchange for a sentence of no more than 19 years.

Holes in GOP Guantánamo Report Only Highlight the True Problems

By Zachary Katznelson, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project at 1:59pm

The republicans on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations released a report today rehashing old accusations about Guantánamo prisoner "recidivism." The report criticizes the Bush and Obama administrations…

Guantánamo Chief Defense Lawyer Orders His Attorneys: Don't Agree to Monitoring

Guantánamo Chief Defense Lawyer Orders His Attorneys: Don't Agree to Monitoring

By Zachary Katznelson, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project at 5:12pm

Ten years on, Guantánamo authorities are back to their old tricks, throwing up roadblocks to fair trials. But now the top defense lawyer for the controversial Guantánamo military commission system has ordered the attorneys under his…

Injustice at Guantánamo: Past and Present

Injustice at Guantánamo: Past and Present

By Zachary Katznelson, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project at 10:38am

Wednesday marks 10 years since the prison at Guantánamo Bay opened. Former detainee Lakhdar Boumediene tells the harrowing tale of the 7 1/2 years he spent imprisoned there.

The Machinery of Death: Witness to Al-Nashiri’s First Guantánamo Hearing

By Zachary Katznelson, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project at 1:25pm

Yesterday, the man accused of planning the 2000 U.S.S. Cole bombing appeared before the world for the first time, nine years after his capture, at a military commission hearing at Guantánamo. I was there to observe the proceedings for the…

The Road to Death at Guantánamo

The Road to Death at Guantánamo

By Zachary Katznelson, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project at 4:28pm

This week, we start down the dark path to a possible execution in Guantánamo.

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