It’s utterly appropriate that Ashcroft would head to the poster child for everything wrong with privatization to make sure it complies with some kind of ethics.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday May 4, 2011 9:39 am|
|By: bmaz Friday April 22, 2011 4:26 pm|
The first thing to consider here is the standard of review the Circuit Court used in analyzing the appeal, because there were intermixing of factual and legal findings inherent in the Kastigar process, the court reviewed for clear error
|By: emptywheel Monday February 21, 2011 5:45 pm|
|By: Jim White Tuesday February 1, 2011 9:30 am|
We learn from Dawn.com Tuesday that Raymond Davis, a US “consular employee” who killed two men on Thursday in Lahore, has been placed on the exit control list, barring his exit from Pakistan. Remarkably, Representative Darrell Issa led a small Congressional delegation that met on Tuesday with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zadari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, seeking release of Davis, according to Pakistan’s Online International News Network. Those meetings came a day after State Department spokesman Philip Crowley declared that as a consular employee, Davis has full diplomatic immunity.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Friday January 14, 2011 12:35 pm|
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|By: Spencer Ackerman Friday October 1, 2010 4:35 pm|
The State Department’s $10 billion, five-year contract with private security firms is finally out. Guess who’s still a part of it?
|By: emptywheel Wednesday September 15, 2010 4:30 pm|
Given that the State Department gave Blackwater follow-on contracts after Blackwater failed to keep Bhutto safe, then have they at least done a real assessment of what went wrong? Last we heard from Blackwater publicly, they had a purportedly perfect record. But they don’t. And no one told us that. If we’re going to give another $120,000,000 to Blackwater, have we at least studied, first, what went wrong with Blackwater’s notable failure with Bhutto?
|By: emptywheel Monday June 28, 2010 6:00 pm|
I’m not saying this is what’s happening. But if I were a big spook, I’d love to have someone with the skill set of Prince, off in a haven protected from American law, setting up an entity that can do what Blackwater does but do so with neither the legal oversight (as if that did us a damn bit of good) nor the requirement to be paid in cash.