Naming and Shaming: Pro Bono Becomes Political Ammo

March 23, 2010 | Comments Off on Naming and Shaming: Pro Bono Becomes Political Ammo

By Ben Neumeyer For the right-wing media, criticizing the Department of Justice under Eric Holder and its handling of the war on terror  has become a bit like the proverbial “spaghetti test”: throw what you can against the wall and see if it sticks.  The newest salvo has come from Keep America Safe, a political […]

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 […]

Why Torture Does Not Work

October 7, 2008 | Comments Off on Why Torture Does Not Work

On Monday evening, the Human Rights and National Security Law program, in conjunction with Human Rights First, sponsored a roundtable discussion of why torture does not work, and why the next administration should work to end the ambiguity regarding its use by Americans.  Speaking at the discussion were Major General Paul Eaton, USA (Ret.), Major […]