Tag Archive: Attorney General John Ashcroft

Law and Disorder Radio – UN Report Finds Israel Committed War Crimes in 2014 Gaza War – ICE Detention Center Standards Improve, But Being Released Now More Difficult – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Michael Ratner: Historic Ruling: High-Level Bush Officials Including Ashcroft May Be Sued for Post-9/11 Abuse of Immigration Detainees at Metropolitan Detention Center Hosts Wish Happy Birthday to Karen Ranucci                 WUN Human Rights Report Finds…
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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.

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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 officials…
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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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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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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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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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