Tag Archive: NSA

Law and Disorder Radio – Hurricane Katrina: One Year Later – Report from Lebanon During the Israeli Bombardment – Federal Judge Says NSA Spying Unconstitutional – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

  Hurricane Katrina Aftermath – One Year Later This week marks the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the category five monster hurricane that pounded the gulf coast killing more than 1300 people and leaving hundreds of thousands displaced. In…
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Civil Liberties, Palestine

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Law and Disorder Radio – State Secrets Panel – Tasers, Part 3 – Lynne Stewart, Part 2 – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

State Secrets Panel – Center for Constitutional Rights We bring the voices of lawyers who are suing the government for keeping state secrets. What is a state secrets privilege and why should we be concerned? State secrets have been used…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – NYCLU Demands Investigation Into NSA Spying – Turkmen v. Ashcroft Case – National Lawyers Guild Panel on the Green Scare – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

  NYCLU Demands Investigation Into NSA Spying Verizon, AT&T and other large phone companies are suspected of providing the NSA with the personal emails and phone calling details of millions of customers. Aside from the lawsuits filed by the EFF,…
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Civil Liberties

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For His Eyes Only: Bush’s Secret Crimes – The Nation – PDF

2006 For His Eyes Only: Bush’s Secret Crimes By blindly accepting Bush’s expansion of state secrets claims, the courts are allowing the executive branch to operate above the law, putting the core principles of our democracy at risk. By Michael…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – Lawsuits Filed Against NSA – Tasers, Part 2 – Law and Disorder Hosts Visit Political Prisoners – Bill Schultz Interview – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

  Lawsuits Filed Against NSA Since its been revealed that the National Security Agency is amassing a colossal database of personal phone records have become public, there have been nearly 20 lawsuits filed against the NSA, AT&T and other telecommunication…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Profiles in Power: The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America – The National Law Journal – PDF

2006 Profiles in Power: The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America Michael Ratner 63, Center for Constitutional Rights, New York A HUMAN RIGHTS advocate, Ratner is president of this liberal public interest group, which uses litigation to advocate positions on…
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Personal & Profiles

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Law and Disorder Radio – Willie Brown Death Penalty Case – FBI Repression in Puerto Rico – NSA Spying on Attorneys – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Key Ruling Ahead for Death Penalty as mentally ill death row inmate Willie Brown is scheduled for execution by lethal injection this Friday April 21st . Learn more about the issue here. U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard will decide…
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Civil Liberties, 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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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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