Detention

Way to Go John Edwards Blog!

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 3:37pm
Check out this sweet entry on the John Edwards '08 blog. The bottom line:

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,"…

The Black Sites

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 3:48pm
Aside from the controversy about the 385 or so detainees that the government admits to holding at Guantanamo Bay, there's a whole other issue about the secret "black site" prisons, which hold almost forty secret detainees, according to a report released…

Webchat

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 3:16pm
With Caroline Fredrickson, head of the ACLU's Washington Legislative Office, at Firedoglake.…

Kos on S. 185

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 2:11pm
Insight from Kos's mcjoan on the Specter/Leahy markup today.…

Crooks & Liars

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 11:14am
Mentions the habeas campaign, as well as the FARC trial I wrote about yesterday.…

Breaking News

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 11:09am
And this is actually "breaking news," not CNN-style "breaking news," where the story broke a week ago. The Senate Judiciary Committee just voted for the Specter/Leahy habeas restoration bill. The committee sent it to the floor with no amendments, no…

Italian Rendition Trial Opens

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 9:53am
The trial in absentia of 26 Americans accused of aiding in the rendition of an Egyptian from Italy opens today.…

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…

Leahy/Specter Markup

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 6:54pm
So, tomorrow morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee will markup (that is, possibly amend and send to the full Senate) a bill to restore habeas rights for the Gitmo detainees. It's a short one. Here's the meat of S. 185, introduced by Sen. Arlen Specter,…
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