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  1. Bush administration: 'We tortured Qahtani'

    The Guardian UK 01/20/2009 - 16:01

    US lawyers battling against torture and other abuses at Guantánamo Bay are braced for George Bush issuing last-minute pardons to protect those in his administration most closely implicated...

  2. Study: NYPD Stopped More Than 500, 000 Last Year

    New York Times 01/20/2009 - 15:54

    New York City police stopped, questioned and frisked more than half a million people last year, 80 percent of them black and Hispanic, a civil-rights group said Thursday... Click Here for full article.

  3. Legal Public Interest Groups Hit by Madoff

    New York Law Journal 01/08/2009 - 16:14

    Dozens of public interest legal organizations have been hit financially by the collapse of Bernie Madoff's alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme and are scrambling to make up the shortfalls...

  4. Will War Crimes Be Outed?

    The Nation 01/05/2009 - 14:53

    As the officials of the Bush administration pack up in Washington and move into their posh suburban homes around the country, will they be able to rest easy, or will they be haunted by the fear that…

  5. 3 Algerians held at Guantanamo are released to Bosnia

    Los Angeles Times 01/05/2009 - 14:45

    In the Bush administration's first bow to a court directive to release prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Department of Defense flew three Algerians to their adopted homeland of Bosnia-Herzegovina on Tuesday. The Pentagon acknowledged in a tersely…

  6. Senate Report Finds Rumsfeld Directly Responsible for US Torture of Prisoners

    Democracy Now! 01/05/2009 - 14:41

    A bipartisan Senate report has accused former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other top Bush administration officials of being directly responsible for the abuse and torture of prisoners at Guantanamo and other US prisons. We speak with the…

  7. Leading lawyer calls for Rumsfeld prosecution

    The Raw Story 01/05/2009 - 14:34

    The President of the legal nonprofit Center for Constitutional Rights, Michael Ratner, has resumed calls for a formal prosecution of ex-Bush Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld following revelations by a Congressional report that Rumsfeld was to blame for the…

  8. Supreme Court revives suit by 4 Guantanamo Bay ex-inmates

    Los Angeles Times 01/05/2009 - 14:32

    The Supreme Court today revived a lawsuit by four British Muslims who say they were tortured and abused at the Guantanamo Bay prison and seek to hold top Pentagon officials responsible. The suit was thrown out last year…

  9. U.S. appeals court reconsiders Arar suit against Bush officials

    Toronto Star 01/05/2009 - 14:07

    Lawyers for Ottawa computer engineer Maher Arar appeared before a federal appeals court here yesterday, urging it to reinstate a lawsuit against high-ranking officials in the Bush administration responsible for sending him to Syria, where he was tortured... Click…

  10. US diplomat praises Portugal offer on Guantanamo

    Associated Press 01/05/2009 - 14:04

    An offer by Portugal to take in detainees released from Guantanamo Bay will bring the U.S. closer to its goal of closing the offshore military prison, an American diplomat said Thursday... Click Here for full article.