Tag Archive: Bush Administration

Friedman & Gilbert Criminal Justice Forum, Cleveland Marshall College of Law: “Running Scared: Eviscerating Rights in the Post-9/11 World” Speech Notes – PDF

  2011 Running Scared: Eviscerating Rights in a Post-9/11 World Speech Notes  

Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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What Impact Did 9/11 Have on America? – The Guardian – Michael Ratner: ‘The loss of liberty in the wake of 9/11 will remain the legacy we have left our children’

Our panel examines the cultural and political legacy of the al-Qaida attacks and the US response in the decade since Martin Kettle, Andrea LeBlanc, Hadley Freeman, Wajahat Ali, Michael Ratner, Peter Preston, Carie Lemack and Paul Pillar Michael Ratner: ‘The…
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Civil Liberties

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Obama and the Future of the Imperial Presidency: Abuses of Power and Redressing the Wrongs of the Bush Administration – New York Society for Ethical Culture Advocacy Forum – Speech Notes – PDF

2009 Obama and the Imperial Presidency Speech Notes Ethical March 25 2009 Changes—half way measures; half full or empty Crawling out of a dark pit— Rolling back the practices—where are we– Gitmo 2 baskets 3 baskets; ec definition; bagram habeas;…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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The Future of U.S. Law in War on Terror After Guantanamo Speech Video Brandeis University – Video

Brandeis alumnus Michael Ratner ’66, who was one of the first attorneys to take on the legal cases of Guantanamo detainees, was part of a series of related campus events focusing on the future of American law and morality in…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Obama Should Prosecute Bush Officials Who Designed Torture Policy – The Progressive, Common Dreams and Just Left Blog Post

One of Barack Obama’s first acts as president should be to instruct his attorney general to appoint an independent prosecutor to initiate a criminal investigation of former Bush Administration officials who gave the green light to torture. At Obama’s press…
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International War Crimes

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It’s a Bad Day for Left-Wing Kooks – Michael Ratner Quoted on The Rush Limbaugh Show – Transcript

RUSH: There have to be, folks, some hurt feelings out there among the left-wing kook base. In fact, I know that because of this Lieberman thing, there already are. The left kooks, they are fried. They wanted Lieberman strung up…
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International War Crimes, Personal & Profiles

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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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