Tag Archive: Military Tribunals

Court Voids Gitmo Ruling – TRNN Transcript

The first successful appeal of a Guantanamo Bay detainee’s designation as an enemy combatant was decided on Tuesday. A federal appeals court in Washington overturned the Bush administration’s previous decision. The court ordered the government to release, transfer or offer…
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Senate Reaches “Compromise” on Habeas Corpus That Could Still Strip Guantánamo Detainees of Any Trial – Democracy Now Transcript

The Senate this week approved what lawmakers hailed as a bipartisan “compromise” on legal rights for Guantánamo Bay detainees that can still strip them of a federal trial. We speak with attorneys Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights…
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Senate Reaches “Compromise” on Habeas Corpus That Could Still Strip Guantánamo Detainees of Any Trial – Democracy Now Video

The Senate this week approved what lawmakers hailed as a bipartisan “compromise” on legal rights for Guantánamo Bay detainees that can still strip them of a federal trial. We speak with attorneys Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights…
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The Guantanamo Prisoners – Chapter in America’s Disappeared: Secret Imprisonment, Detainees, and the “War on Terror” (Draft) – edited by Rachel Meeropol – PDF

2004 The Guantanamo Prisoners It has been called an “American Gulag,” “A Lawless Human Warehouse,” “A Legal Black Hole,” “A Glimpse Into Our Future,” ” A Cold Storage Facility,” and the “First Off Shore Concentration Camp of the Empire.” The…
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Guantanamo: What the World Should Know – with Ellen Ray – PDF

2004 Guantanamo: What the World Should Know

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Foreword to Equal Justice in the Balance – PDF

2003 EJB Foreword Equal Justice in the Balance paints a gloomy picture of the various methods the Executive, Congress and the Judiciary have employed to limit fundamental constitutional rights post 9/11. The authors stress the importance of not giving up…
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Civil Liberties

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Taking the Risks – National Law Journal – by Marcia Coyle – PDF

2004 Taking the Risks In its nearly four decades of existence, the Center for Constitutional Rights has never represented clients whose politics it did not share in one way or another. Never, that is, until Guantanamo Bay in the post-9/11…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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US Civil Liberties in September 11’s Wake: A Roundtable Discussion with Jamie Fellner, Elisa Massimino and Michael Ratner – Human Rights Dialogue – PDF

2002 US Civil Liberties in September 11’s Wake Dialogue: Let’s start with the situation immediately following the September 11 attacks. It was a frightening time—all the more so here in New York. People who had never really thought about patriot­ism were…
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Civil Liberties

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Making Us Less Free: War on Terrorism or War on Liberty? – Book Chapter in Implicating Empire: Globalization and Resistance in the 21st Century World Order – PDF

2002 Making Us Less Free: War on Terrorism or War on Liberty? Introduction I am writing this a little more than six months since the September 11 attacks rearranged the world’s legal and political landscape for all of us. In…
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Civil Liberties

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