Tag Archive: Authorization to Use Military Force AUMF

Law and Disorder Radio – The First 100 Days: Dismantling the Police State in a New Presidency (Part 3) – Jonathan Hafetz on Enemy Combatants – Jules Lobel on the Misuse of War Powers – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

The First 100 Days – Part 3 Private Military Contractors – Susan Burke We go now to look at the abuse of force by Private Military Contractors and their role in illegal torture tactics and interrogation. In one case currently…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Detention Policy Recommendations with Michael Ratner Comments – Working Paper – PDF

2008 Detention Policy Recommendations with Michael Ratner Comments The administration claims the U.S. is engaged in a “global war on terror” wherein it may seize any individual anywhere in the world and hold him incommunicado in a secret prison indefinitely…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Can the President Detain Anyone Indefinitely? – Institute for Public Accuracy

Ali al-Marri, who was living in Peoria, Illinois, with his wife and children, was awaiting trial in 2003. A month before his trial, he was deemed an ‘enemy combatant’ by the president. He has been held in solitary confinement ever…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Saving Habeas Corpus, Part 1 – A Dialogue with The Catskills’ Civil Rights Crusader, Michael Ratner- The Olive Press – by Gary Alexander – PDF

2008 Saving Habeas Corpus Part 1 It was the area code and prefix that set him off, and you could sense his eyes glazing for an instant as he spoke. “Whenever I hear the 657 phone code, I get excited…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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The Uphill Battle For Habeas Corpus in George W. Bush’s Washington, D.C. – The Nation

It was a rough week in Washington for the law last week. As president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, I spent much of the week fighting against the passage of the Military Commission Act, which stripped the fundamental right of…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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The Torn Fabric of the Law: An Interview With Michael Ratner – Mother Jones

In the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, lawyers and legal advocacy groups, even those with long records as stalwart defenders of human rights, were reluctant to take on “war on terror” cases, for fear of seeming unpatriotic or…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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The Danger of Responding with Force – Columbia Law School Report – PDF

2001 The Danger of Responding with Force I am critical of the congressional resolution giving President Bush open ended power to attack an enemy whose identity and location are not delineated. It allows him to attack anybody he wants at…
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International War Crimes

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