Some Truths About Guantánamo Bay

March 16, 2009 | Comments Off on Some Truths About Guantánamo Bay

Guest Blogger: Lawrence Wilkerson There are several dimensions to the debate over the U.S. prison facilities at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba that the media have largely missed and, thus, of which the American people are almost completely unaware.  For that matter, few within the government who were not directly involved are aware either. The first of […]

Secret Courts Multiply in the U.S.

February 16, 2009 | Comments Off on Secret Courts Multiply in the U.S.

Mohamed v. Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc Oral arguments available here (audio .wma). Mohamed, and 4 other plaintiffs, are suing an airline for transporting him around the world, against his will, for the purpose of subjecting him to the torture of foreign governments. Apparently he has some pretty damning quotes which (if believed) make it as clear […]

Replacing Guantanamo: Where Do We Go From Here?

November 28, 2008 | Comments Off on Replacing Guantanamo: Where Do We Go From Here?

Much of what Barack Obama intends to accomplish as president will have to abide by the rhythm of politics. Drafting new policies, gaining public and congressional support, and shepherding bills through the legislative process are the cost of doing business in Washington. However, there is one messy issue in particular that has the potential to […]

Habeas Corpus is Not a Luxury

October 8, 2008 | Comments Off on Habeas Corpus is Not a Luxury

From the beginning, the Global War on Terror has raised serious questions about habeas corpus and due process in the context of crimes of terrorism. But even as a very public and high profile debate took place on this issue, it was notable for its theoretical nature. There was no poster child for defending habeas […]