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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 justice system is the best and most appropriate place to try such suspects.

Habeas Sightings: Fargo, ND

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 10:05pm
From the mountains, to the prairies… Habeas is showing up everywhere. All across America, people are writing to tell us that they have seen Habeas. The latest is from Mr. and Mrs. Matthew McClusky in Fargo, North Dakota: Dear FindHabeas.com, Carol…
Cheney Digs in on Legacy of Torture

Cheney Digs in on Legacy of Torture

By Sam Milgrom, Washington Legislative Office at 5:11pm

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is busy promoting his new book. The take-home message appears to be: He is not sorry for the torture and abuse that took place during the Bush administration.

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…

Cross-Post

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 1:02pm
Sorry I haven't been posting more. Have been busy with other stuff (but check out this post on the ACLU blog). Also, thanks so much to Naomi Klein, the inimitable author of No Logo and the forthcoming The Shock Doctrine, for linking to findhabeas! …

A Reprimand

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 5:24pm

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…

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…

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