Indefinite Detention

Will the Senate Forget the Lessons from Japanese-American Internment?

By Amanda Simon at 1:02pm
The U.S. Senate is considering the unthinkable, changing detention laws to imprison people – including Americans – indefinitely and without charge. Before they proceed, they should review our own history by listening to the voices of the last people systematically targeted and detained by the U.S. government: Japanese-Americans.
Winner Announced in ACLU Poster Design Contest

Winner Announced in ACLU Poster Design Contest

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:55pm

Today, we announced the winning design in an ACLU poster contest. After the 2008 election, we asked artists to review our transition plan for the incoming Obama administration and come up with a design that depicts our vision of this country's…

Winner Announced in ACLU Poster Design Contest

Winner Announced in ACLU Poster Design Contest

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:55pm

Today, we announced the winning design in an ACLU poster contest. After the 2008 election, we asked artists to review our transition plan for the incoming Obama administration and come up with a design that depicts our vision of this country's…

Charges (Finally) Brought Against al-Marri

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 2:15pm

Yesterday, The New Yorker's Jane Mayer reported that a federal grand jury in Peoria, Illinois was preparing to bring criminal terrorism charges against Ali al-Marri, the ACLU's client in a challenge to his indefinite detention before the Supreme…

Charges (Finally) Brought Against al-Marri

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 2:15pm

Yesterday, The New Yorker's Jane Mayer reported that a federal grand jury in Peoria, Illinois was preparing to bring criminal terrorism charges against Ali al-Marri, the ACLU's client in a challenge to his indefinite detention before the Supreme…

The Ultimate Injustice at Guantánamo: The Death of Adnan Latif

The Ultimate Injustice at Guantánamo: The Death of Adnan Latif

By Zachary Katznelson, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project at 12:13pm

On Saturday, Guantánamo prisoner Adnan Latif was found unresponsive in his cell in Guantánamo’s Camp 5, the disciplinary wing of the camp, and pronounced dead. His identity was revealed only yesterday. Mr. Latif’s case,…

Orwell Comes to the Guantanamo Tribunal

Orwell Comes to the Guantanamo Tribunal

By Steve Gosset, ACLU at 1:07pm

The government wants to censor any statements the defendants have made about how they’ve been treated while in U.S. custody.

A Question for America About Torture

A Question for America About Torture

By Ben Wizner, Director, ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project at 10:58am

Today the Supreme Court was asked if federal officials responsible for the torture of an American citizen on American soil may be sued for damages under the Constitution.

Help Us Stop Congress From Passing Indefinite Detention Bill!

By Ateqah Khaki at 4:24pm

Earlier this week we told you about Congress trying to rush a bill to the President’s desk that would authorize the military to go literally anywhere in the world to imprison civilians — even American citizens in the United States itself…

Help Us Stop Congress From Passing Indefinite Detention Bill!

By Ateqah Khaki at 4:24pm

Earlier this week we told you about Congress trying to rush a bill to the President’s desk that would authorize the military to go literally anywhere in the world to imprison civilians — even American citizens in the United States itself…

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