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Cheney Pushes to Make Eavesdropping Law Permanent – TRNN Transcript – Part One

Ratner: Cheney is misleading the American people (1 of 3) PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR: In 1978, after the Watergate scandal, Congress passed a piece of legislation that was meant to limit the way governments spied on people’s communications. The Foreign…
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Civil Liberties

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Cheney pushes to make eavesdropping law permanent – Part Two – TRNN Video Link

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=767&Itemid=74&jumival=857   This episode is only available through The Real News Network Link. Ratner: Why should Congress make the decision on wiretapping and not the court? (2 of 3) Photo of the video image:

Civil Liberties

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Law and Disorder Radio – 2007 Year in Review: Impeachment, Guantanamo, Torture, Surveillance, Supreme Court – Michael Ratner Puffin/Nation Prize Acceptance Speech – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

On this last day of 2007, Law and Disorder will look at the stories that have taken civil liberties in this country many steps in the wrong direction. We start with the question of impeachment, what happened, why it stalled,…
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Law and Disorder Radio – NSA Spying Lawsuit – Mexico Election Protests – Border Activists’ Case Dismissed – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Guantanamo/War on Terror/9/11 – Update Co-host Michael Ratner begins the update in the context of the Supreme Court’s Hamdan decision – which essentially says that Geneva conventions apply to people picked up during the “war on terror,” meaning fair trials…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Above the Law – Salon – Michael Ratner with Sara Miles

Bush claims the right to spy on everything — including attorney-client conversations. When will Americans have the decency to be shocked? MICHAEL RATNER, WITH SARA MILES It’s hard to remember how shocked Americans used to be when their presidents broke…
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Civil Liberties

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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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Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) v. Obama (formerly Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) v. Bush)

http://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/ccr-v-obama-formerly-ccr-v-bush In December 2005, the New York Times broke the story that, for more than four years, the NSA had engaged in a widespread program of warrantless electronic surveillance of telephone calls and emails, with the approval of President Bush…
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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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