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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Law and Disorder Radio – John Ashcroft Material Witness Lawsuit – FOIA Lawsuit to Make FBI Surveillance Guidelines Public – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Lawsuit Brought Against Former US Attorney General John Ashcroft Last month, a major decision written by a federal judge gives a lawsuit standing that was brought against former US Attorney General John Ashcroft for the illegal and unconstitutional detention of…
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Civil Liberties, Palestine

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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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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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On War Crimes and Torture: Should High Government Officials Be Investigated and Prosecuted? – Debate Between Michael Ratner and Stuart Taylor – Georgetown University – Speech Notes – PDF

2008 Georgetown Debate with Stuart Taylor Speech Notes Nov 20 Georgetown 08 Obama recently said he will —”make sure we don’t torture” Ran on that premise; end torture I am hopeful that will happen under his admin—lots he can do…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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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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