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Newspapers in America's Three Biggest Cities Have Joined Call to Honor Opponents of Torture

Newspapers in America's Three Biggest Cities Have Joined Call to Honor Opponents of Torture

By Josh Bell, Media Strategist, ACLU at 4:28pm
Today the Los Angeles Times published a stirring editorial calling on President Obama to honor those in government who resisted the Bush administration's torture policies. Joining The New York Times and the Chicago Sun-Times, the paper spotlighted public servants like:

The Good and the Bad of the Warsame Case

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 4:57pm

First, the good: with today's news of charges being brought against terrorism suspect Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame in federal criminal court in New York, the Obama administration is acting on its Attorney General’s stated belief that our criminal…

Happy Birthday Habeas- Waiting for Acknowledgement

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 12:29pm
I remember your birthday although it seems many have no memory that you exist! I continue to remind them that you are yet alive and waiting for them to acknowldege you! Happy Birthday, RAH -Richard A, IN…

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…

Tenth Anniversary of Worldwide War; A Time to Reassess Who We Are

Tenth Anniversary of Worldwide War; A Time to Reassess Who We Are

By Chris Anders, Senior Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office & Chris Anders, Senior Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 4:39pm

While the country focuses on the upcoming tenth anniversary of 9/11, there is another tenth anniversary that is coming up next week that triggered sweeping changes around the world.

Just a few days after 9/11, Congress passed the Authorization…

Court Sanctions CIA to Pay Fees Over Torture Tapes

By Ateqah Khaki at 9:32pm

Earlier today, we appeared in court for a hearing on our motion to hold the CIA in contempt of the court for destroying 92 videotapes depicting torture of two prisoners, Abu Zubaydah and Abd Al-Rahim Al-Nashiri. (Coincidentally, the argument came on…

Due Process for Abu Ghraib Officer

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 3:35pm
Two charges dropped against Lt. Col. Steve Jordan after military court determines that he wasn't read his rights before being interviewed by a senior officer (to whom he allegedly lied about abuse at Abu Ghraib). The charges against Jordan were tossed…

You've Got to be Kidding Me...

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 1:45pm
Nine months for Hicks, and now all charges dropped against Khadr (because he did not meet the technical definition of "unlawful enemy combatant"). Guilty or not, innocent or not, what the heck is going on? I thought American justice was about impartiality…

No Beverage Service

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 1:33pm
Huge news last week. And see ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero on HuffPo talking about the torture flights. The ACLU, for the first time, has brought suit against a private company, retained by the CIA to provide travel arrangements and flight…

James Spader

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 1:20pm
This is brilliant.…
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