Does anyone really believe that if Lindsey Graham says to get on board with a huge Obama priority, the Senate GOP will line up, no matter how compromise-y Obama gets?
|By: Spencer Ackerman Tuesday March 2, 2010 1:37 pm|
|By: emptywheel Tuesday March 2, 2010 6:45 am|
It has been clear since August that Rahm has been actively undermining Craig and Holder’s efforts to hew to the rule of law. Doing so, in fact, with the guy who lost the election in 2008, John McCain, who still behaves at every turn like someone trying to take down his political opponent. That’s who Rahm has been sleeping with in his efforts to thwart the rule of law.
No wonder we’re seeing so many artificial “Save Rahm!!” stories.
|By: Cynthia Kouril Wednesday January 20, 2010 7:13 pm|
Someone in the Administration took shiv to The Attorney General over the KSM trial.
|By: Michael Whitney Tuesday November 24, 2009 8:46 am|
After being ridiculed from the left and right for dodging a question, McMahon’s campaign issued a clarifying response, in which she equated her opposition to terror trials to her opposition to “card check,” among other issues.
|By: emptywheel Monday November 16, 2009 4:10 pm|
John Yoo has a panicked op-ed in the WSJ trying to claim his torture will be exposed at the KSM trial. He ought to be worried, instead, that they’ll manage to do the whole thing without torture.
|By: emptywheel Friday November 13, 2009 4:20 pm|
Dafna Linzer reports that the evidence against some Gitmo detainees is so thin prosecutors are frantically trying to get them to plead to whatever charge they can charge them with.
|By: emptywheel Friday November 13, 2009 9:54 am|
Michael Isikoff asked one of the key questions about the conduct of KSM’s trial in a civilian court: whether or not he would be able to enter evidence of his torture into the trial. Holder basically answered–though he didn’t say it explicitly–that the charges and the prosecutions evidence will be designed such that the evidence of KSM’s torture will not be directly relevant.
|By: Cynthia Kouril Friday November 13, 2009 7:17 am|
I’m thinking that the decision to try it here has mostly to do with all that lovely stockpile of non GITMO tainted evidence
|By: emptywheel Friday November 13, 2009 6:03 am|
The AP is previewing what Eric Holder will announce later today [update: Charlie Savage has more in the NYT] regarding where various Gitmo detainees will be tried. It reports that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM)–and the other four people charged with him as 9/11 conspirators–will be tried in civilian court in New York. Rahim al-Nashiri will [...]