A Way Towards The Rule of Law – An Answer to Cap’n Jack

By: Saturday September 11, 2010 5:00 pm

Justice, what do you care about justice. You don’t even care whether you’ve got the right men or not. All you know is you’ve lost something and someone’s got to be punished. The Ox-Bow Incident.

 

Who We Are: Zeitoun and Camp Greyhound Five Years On

By: Monday September 6, 2010 9:00 am

In a country founded on “self evident truths” such as life, liberty, equality, and due process of law, the timeless quote from Ben Franklin speaks to the peril imposed when the founding principles are discarded or compromised …

Gitmo Detainee Omar Khadr Quits (For Now)

By: Tuesday July 13, 2010 8:45 am

After yet again firing his lawyers, Gitmo detainee Omar Khadr appeared resigned. “[N]ot one of the lawyers I’ve had, or human right organization or any person say that the commission is fair, or looking for justice, but on the contrary they say it is unfair and unjust and that it has been constructed solely to convict detainees and not to find the truth,” Khadr wrote.

Obama Administration Follows Bush-Cheney on Politicization of Justice Department

By: Monday July 5, 2010 7:05 am

Remember the plaintive cries of Democrats and progressives about the wrongful politicization of the Department of Justice by the Bush/Cheney Administration? Remember the stunning chart Sheldon Whitehouse whipped out at a Senate judiciary hearing on Alberto Gonzales’ tenure as AG showing how politicized the hallowed independent prosecutorial discretion of the DOJ had become under Bush, Cheney and Gonzales? The one that Pat Leahy called “the most astounding thing I have seen in 32 years”?

Joshua Claus: The Rape Threat and the Dead Detainees

By: Saturday May 8, 2010 6:00 pm

Both Steven Edwards and Michelle Shepherd (who are both among the journalists banned on Thursday) previously reported that Claus conducted most of Khadr’s interrogations at Bagram. Both raised the question whether Khadr was subjected to the same kind of abuse Claus used on other detainees, most of all Dilawar, who died after abuse in US custody. But in his on-the-record interview with Shepherd, Claus insisted that Khadr wasn’t subject to any of that same kind of abuse.

DOD Kicks Out Guantanamo Reporters for Using Publicly Available Information

By: Thursday May 6, 2010 3:05 pm

The government is banning journalists for using a name they’ve used in reports in the past, a name that is publicly known. Is this an attempt to prevent the public from making the connection between two Afghans who died in 2002 and Khadr’s treatment? And/or just an attempt to intimidate the press so the people who know the most about the Gitmo show trials (and particularly Khadr) don’t bring that knowledge to bear on their reporting?

David Iglesias: Obama’s Used Car Salesman for Gitmo Show Trials

By: Monday April 26, 2010 1:25 pm

The Obama Administration is using David Iglesias as a shill for its wholesale adoption of the military commissions and prosecution based on torture championed by George bush and Dick Cheney.

Court Slaps Government over Use of Torture Evidence

By: Thursday April 22, 2010 7:50 am

A Federal Court in Washington DC has issued a very hard slap down by of the government’s continued use of bogus evidence obtained by brutal torture to try to justify continued detention of detainees at Guantanamo.

Where Will Brennan Land in Rahm v. DOJ Spat?

By: Saturday February 6, 2010 11:00 am

As Jason notes, David Axelrod has already taped a CSPAN response to Jane Mayer’s piece on Rahm’s spat about distractions like “the law” and “human rights” with Eric Holder and Greg Craig. In it, Axe appears to try to distance the White House from the decisions that have been attacked in the last few weeks, particularly the decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York.

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