Tag Archive: David Cole

Michael Ratner’s Army – The New York Review of Books – by David Cole

As Barack Obama looks to the end of his tenure as president and commander-in-chief, the prison camp he inherited at Guantánamo Bay remains one of his most frustrating challenges. He promised to close it on his second day in office….
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project

https://ccrjustice.org/holder-v-humanitarian-law-project In this series of related cases, CCR has tackled two sets of legal prohibitions that make it a crime to provide support, including humanitarian aid, literature distribution and political advocacy, to any foreign entity that the government has designated…
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Civil Liberties

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Law and Disorder Radio – Guantanamo Updates – Jules Lobel on Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror – A Question of Impeachment at the Culture Project – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Law and Disorder Updates The Nation Institute and the Puffin Foundation Award Annual Prize to CCR President Michael Ratner Joel Kovel – Overcoming Zionism Censorship Update Death Penalty – United Nations Calls For Moratorium on Executions. Victor Rabinowitz memoriam  …
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – Protesters Turn Their Backs on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales at Georgetown – Bush War Crimes Commission – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

  Protesters turned their backs on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales at Georgetown Law School Some protesters wore hoods, while nearly a third of the students at the event turned away as US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales attempted to justify illegal…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – PATRIOT Act Expansion – Cuba’s Anti-Terrorism Conference – Medical Marijuana Ruling – Deportations After Special Registration – Guantanamo – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11 to 4 in a closed door session to approve an expansion of the USA PATRIOT Act. The new measure would make permanent eight provisions of the Act, which is set to expire at the…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Forum: Less Secure and Less Free: Civil Liberties and the War on Terror – with David Cole – Columbia Law School – Transcript – PDF

2001 Less Secure and Less Free: Civil Liberties and the War on Terror EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION On October 2, 2001, three weeks after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a Columbia University Law School forum was held…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Reno – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1997

This long-standing case raises fundamental issues about the political rights of immigrants.  In landmark decisions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the case has established that immigrants facing deportation are entitled to the same First Amendment…
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Civil Liberties

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American-Arab Anti-Discrimination v. Reno – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1996

CCR and the ACLU of Southern California challenged the constitutionality of the McCarran-Walter Act in 1987 on behalf of seven Palestinians and a Kenyan who were arrested, held without bail, and threatened with deportation because of their alleged “affiliation” with…
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Civil Liberties, Palestine

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Bullfrog Films v. Wick – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1995

Ten years after CCR filed suit on behalf of documentary filmmakers whose films were denied “certificates of  educational character” by the U.S. Information Agency (USIA), the agency, after input from CCR, finally adopted a constitutional set of regulations governing the…
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Civil Liberties

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