Tag Archive: Attorney General John Ashcroft

Court Reinstates Case Against Former Attorney General, FBI Director and INS Commissioner — TRNN Video Link

  Calling it a “big victory”, Michael Ratner says that after 13 years, the Center for Constitutional Rights will be able to proceed with its case against top Bush administration officials for post-9/11 abuse of immigrant detainees. administration officials for…
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Civil Liberties

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Court Reinstates Case Against Former Attorney General, FBI Director and INS Commissioner – TRNN Transcript

  SHARMINI PERIES, EXEC. PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome to the Michael Ratner report on The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. On June 17, a U.S. appeals court reinstated a long-running lawsuit against several Justice Department…
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Civil Liberties

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Torture Team Deck of Cards – Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) – PDF

2009 Torture Team Cards 1 2009 Torture Team Cards 2 2009 Torture Team Cards 3 2009 Torture Team Cards 4 2009 Torture Team Cards 5 2009 Torture Team Cards 6 2009 Torture Team Cards Package 1 2009 Torture Team Cards…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Law and Disorder Radio – Verdict Against Holy Land Charity – Legislation to Stop Preemptive Pardons – Harper’s Magazine Panel: Justice After Bush (Part 1) – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Host Updates: Hate Crimes on the Rise CCR Argues Case of Canadian Rendition Victim Maher Arar Against Ashcroft, Thompson, Mueller, et al. Related News Stories: Supreme Court Must Hold Officials Accountable for Post-9/11 Sweeps Senate Armed Services Report on Abuse…
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Civil Liberties, Palestine

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Laws Broken With Impunity Today, Can and Will be Broken Tomorrow: Investigate and Prosecute the Torture Team – Just Left Blog Post

In his first nationally televised interview, President-elect Barack Obama made this promise: “I have said repeatedly that America doesn’t torture. And I’m gonna make sure that we don’t torture. Those are part and parcel of an effort to regain America’s…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Law and Disorder Radio – Alamo Car Rental Discrimination Case – Verdict in Post 9/11 Roundup – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

In our ongoing coverage of racial profiling and religious bias since 9/11, we go now to look at a case that ended in a big verdict for an employee who was fired for wearing a head scarf. Recently, a federal…
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Civil Liberties, Palestine

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Law and Disorder Radio – FBI Phone Surveillance – Scott Horton on Guantanamo – David Hicks Goes Before Military Tribunal – Child Detention in Texas – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

FBI Lies and Patriot Act Abuse Angry lawmakers are considering setting limits on the Patriot Act after the inspector general of the Justice Department had found the FBI abusing an administrative subpoena called “national security letters.” The FBI used this…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Law and Disorder Radio – Rumsfeld Resigns, Laying the Foundation for a Police State, Part 2: Tracking the Disappeared, Guantanamo, Al-Marri & Jose Padilla – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

  Rumsfeld Resigns               Examining the Foundation of a Police State: Tracking the Disappeared In this second part of this four-part series, we take a look through the eyes and experiences of our guest attorneys…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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“They’ve Ruined My Life”: Torture Survivor Maher Arar Recalls how U.S. Sent Him to Syria Where He Was Jailed and Tortured For 10 Months – Democracy Now Video

Canadian citizen Maher Arar announces he will “most likely” be appealing a recent U.S. federal court ruling to dismiss his lawsuit challenging the U.S. government policy known as extraordinary rendition. The judge, David Trager, said he could not interfere in…
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International War Crimes

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