David Addington

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Clients vs. Acolytes

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 4:00pm
Rosa Brooks, law professor and LA Times columnist, nails it once again, ridiculing the media's incredulity at the recent Libby commutation, the Cheney power-grab reported in the Post and the rest of the "oh, wow" newfound fright at the Bush administration's overreaching and incompetence.

Playing It Safe...And Missing the Point

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 4:19pm
Not to knock my adopted hometown paper, but the Washington Post editorial board gets under my skin sometimes. I guess in an attempt to differentiate themselves from the Times, they consistently hew to a quasi-centrist middle-of-the-road position on national…

Executive Primacy & Gitmo

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 2:17pm
Rosa Brooks, Georgetown law professor and LA Times columnist extraordinaire, unpacks the Khadr/Hamdan dismissals today in an op-ed (incidentally, fun fact: most folks think op-ed stands for "opinion-editorial" when it actually means "opposite editorial,"…

A Bigger Picture

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 4:54pm
I've always been interested in how all the stories (read: scandals) coming out of the Bush administration interweave. And I'm especially interested in internecine ideological fights, both because I derive a perverse sense of satisfaction watching hardnose…
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