Tag Archive: George W. Bush

Impeaching George W. Bush – AlterNet – by Onnesha Roychoudhuri

From discussion to action — Michael Ratner and his fellow lawyers have drafted a call to impeach President Bush. Until recently, talk of ousting President George W. Bush has proved little more than a distant rumbling. For too long, impeachment…
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Civil Liberties

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Law and Disorder – FEMA Attempts to Evict Hurricane Katrina Survivors from Hotels – International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration – Electronic Surveillance – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

  Updates: Hosts Michael Ratner and Heidi Boghosian discuss the political and constitutional fallout trailing behind the Graham/Levin Amendment.             Law firm sues FEMA to keep Hurricane Katrina victims from being evicted from temporary hotels….
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Has Our Country Gone Just Mad? – Steve Rendall Interviews Michael Ratner – CounterSpin, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting – Transcript

Steve Rendall: Since George W. Bush’s announcement on November 10 that he was nominating his presidential counsel, Alberto Gonzales, to replace outgoing US Attorney General John Ashcroft, the nomination has faced surprisingly little scrutiny from Democrats or the media. This should…
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Rasul v. Bush

https://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/rasul-v-bush In February 2002, not long after the first men were brought to Guantanamo on January 11, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed the first cases to challenge the unlawful detentions at the base. At the time, no one knew…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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A Nation Challenged: The Legal Issues; Groups Gird for Long Legal Fight On New Bush Anti-Terror Powers – New York Times – by William Glaberson – PDF

2001 Groups Gird for Long Legal Fight on New Bush Anti-Terror Powers The Bush administration’s aggressive expansion of the government’s powers to arrest and prosecute people in fighting terrorism has stirred a legal battle that could last many years and…
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Bush Signs Legislation Vastly Expanding Federal Powers to Wiretap, Eavesdrop, Detain And Deport – Democracy Now Transcript – PDF

President Bush signed legislation Friday dramatically expanding the ability of federal officials to tap telephones and email traffic, and to detain and deport immigrants in the name of the so-called war on terrorism. Bush’s signing 2001-of the bill garnered little…
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Civil Liberties

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Bush Signs Legislation Vastly Expanding Federal Powers to Wiretap, Eavesdrop, Detain And Deport — Democracy Now Video

President Bush signed legislation Friday dramatically expanding the ability of federal officials to tap telephonesand email traffic, and to detain and deport immigrants in the name of the so-called war on terrorism. Bush’s signingof the bill garnered little newspaper coverage…
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Civil Liberties

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Forum: Less Secure and Less Free: Civil Liberties and the War on Terror – with David Cole – Columbia Law School – Democracy Now Video

David Cole and Michael Ratner on how unsafe war will make us and why we should consider other alternatives.

Civil Liberties

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Congress Swiftly Passes Open-Ended Resolution Authorizing Military Action Abroad – Democracy Now Transcript

In the wake of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Congress moved swiftly to condemn the attacks and pour money into the military, $40 billion by this weekend. On Saturday, Congress also passed resolutions in…
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