Tag Archive: Congress

Torture and the Shame of a Nation – Letter to the Editor NY Times

To the Editor: “On Torture and American Values” lets Congress off the hook too easily regarding the torture and secret detention program. As with the Iraq war, many Republicans and Democrats were and still are willing to be misled (or…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – Lynne Stewart – Cuban Five – Jack Rasmus on Inequality and the Police State – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

  Co-host Michael Ratner, and President of the Center for Constitutional Rights updates Law and Disorder listeners on the Military Commissions Act. Michael Ratner with other attorneys from CCR spent the last week in Washington DC garnering support from Senators…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Harper’s Magazine Forum: “Is There a Case for Impeachment?” – Video

Presidential Impeachment Proposals Harper’s Magazine hosted a forum titled “Is There a Case for Impeachment?” Panelists talked about the historical provision for and definition of impeachment in the U.S. Constitution, abuses of executive power and meaning of high crimes and…
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Civil Liberties

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The Fog of War [Powers] – Stanford Journal of International Law – with H. Lee Halterman, Jules Lobel, Joel E. Starr and James Klimaski – PDF

2001 Commentary: The Fog of War [Powers] LEE HALTERMAN* JULES LOBEL** JOEL E. STARR*** MICHAEL RATNER**** JAMES KLIMASKI***** The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to grant certiorari in Campbell v. Clinton1 brings to an end a chain of Cold War-era litigation…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Interview with KDVS 90.3 FM on the Legality of War in Yugoslavia – Transcript – PDF

1999 Interview with KDVS Regarding Legality of War in Yugoslavia Interview with Michael Ratner of Center For Constitutional Rights in New York, regarding the lawsuit by members of Congress against President Bill Clinton, challenging the legality of the air war in…
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International War Crimes

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On Yugoslavia, Congress Must Act – Letter to the Editor NY Times – with Jules Lobel – PDF

1999 On Yugoslavia, Congress Must Act To the Editor: By a vote of 213-to-213 in the House of Representatives, the President failed to obtain the constitutionally required authorization he needed to carry on the air war against Yugoslavia (front page,…
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International War Crimes

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Statement of Rep. John Conyers, Jr. – Congressional Teach-In on Iraq – PDF

1998 Conyers Statement – Congressional Teach-In on Iraq I want to thank all of you for coming today. Before I introduce the speakers and describe the format of this event, let me say something about developments over the last few…
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International War Crimes, Personal & Profiles

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Correspondence with Rep. John Conyers, Jr. Regarding US Right to Bomb Iraq – PDF

1998 Correspondence with Rep. John Conyers, Jr. Regarding US Right to Bomb Iraq Draft Letter by Conyers: February 20, 1998 The Charter’s presumption of “peaceful means” requires that Security Council authorization for the use of force must be clear and…
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International War Crimes

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