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  1. Michael Ratner on PBS' News Hour with Jim Lehrer

    PBS 04/23/2009 - 12:56

    Obama Defends Decision to Release Interrogation Memos  President Obama spoke at CIA headquarters Monday, defending his decision to release Bush-era memos on controversial interrogation tactics. Former CIA official Jeffrey Smith and Michael Ratner of the…

  2. Shell in court over alleged role in Nigeria executions

    The Guardian 04/20/2009 - 18:18

    Ken Saro-Wiwa swore that one day Shell, the oil giant, would answer for his death in a court of law. Next month, 14 years after his execution, the Nigerian environmental activist's dying wish is to be fulfilled. In…

  3. Judge Rules Bagram Detainees Can Appeal to U.S. Courts

    The Washington Independent 04/20/2009 - 18:16

    For years, the 600 men imprisoned at the Bagram air base in Afghanistan largely escaped public notice. While the detainees at Guantanamo Bay roused the ire of critics of the Bush administration around the world, their counterparts at…

  4. If Americans Don't Push For it, There Will Be No Accountability for Bush's Crimes

    AlterNet 04/20/2009 - 18:12

    On March 30, Senator Patrick Leahy gave five Vermonters a half hour of his time. We were: Martha Hennessy, a peace activist from Weathersfield, John Nirenberg, a Brattleboro man who walked from Boston to Washington D.C. in 2007…

  5. Spanish Court Weighs Criminal Inquiry on Torture for 6 Bush-Era Officials

    The New York Times 04/20/2009 - 18:00

    LONDON — A Spanish court has taken the first steps toward opening a criminal investigation into allegations that six former high-level Bush administration officials violated international law by providing the legal framework to justify the torture of prisoners…

  6. Do the Secret Bush Memos Amount to Treason? Top Constitutional Scholar Says Yes

    Alternet 04/20/2009 - 17:50

    In early March, more shocking details emerged about George W. Bush legal counsel John Yoo's memos outlining the destruction of the republic. The memos lay the legal groundwork for the president to send the military to wage war…

  7. Rare Victory for Torture Victims: Lawsuit Can Continue

    The Washington Independent 04/20/2009 - 17:44

    In a rare victory for torture victims, a federal judge yesterday ruled that detainees who claim they were tortured at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq can move ahead with their lawsuit against defense contractor CACI, which…

  8. U.S. Challenged On Sealing of Detainee Files

    The Washington Post 03/25/2009 - 17:50

    The Justice Department has filed "unclassified" records in federal court outlining the government's cases against more than 100 detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, but the records are not being made public. This has triggered a…

  9. Enemy Combatant, Rest in Peace?

    Harpers Magazine 03/25/2009 - 17:44

    Among George W. Bush’s controversial legal maneuvers was a repackaging of the notion of “enemy combatant.” If the President determined a person was an “enemy combatant,” the Bush Justice lawyers reasoned, he could be seized and imprisoned indefinitely with…

  10. Obama lawyers: Ex-Guantánamo detainees have no rights

    The Miami Herald 03/25/2009 - 17:41

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration argued in court documents filed Friday that four former detainees at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp who have sued over their treatment have no constitutional rights. The suit was brought by four British…