Tag Archive: Preventive Detention

As Obama Vows to Close Guantanamo, His Advisers Are Reportedly Crafting a Plan to Create a New System of Preventive Detention and National Security Courts — Democracy Now Video

It has been 10 years since the United States began detaining people at its military base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. We speak with someone who has worked to defend the rights of those prisoners for the last decade: Michael Ratner,…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Civil Rights Lawyer Calls on Rumsfeld et al to Answer Charges – Daily Hampshire Gazette – by Larry Parnass – PDF

2008 Civil Rights Lawyer Calls on Rumsfeld et al to Answer Charges A constitutional lawyer known for challenging the Bush administration is litigating his newest case between the covers of a book. Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Detention Policy Recommendations with Michael Ratner Comments – Working Paper – PDF

2008 Detention Policy Recommendations with Michael Ratner Comments The administration claims the U.S. is engaged in a “global war on terror” wherein it may seize any individual anywhere in the world and hold him incommunicado in a secret prison indefinitely…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Boats Against the Tide – From Attica to Guantanamo: The Struggle for Liberty and Justice in America – Northeastern University School of Law – Speech Notes – PDF

2008 Northeastern University School of Law Speech Notes Appreciate honor of being here at Northeastern; years of NE students have worked at CCR; and I as a student worked with a former Dean and current prof Michael Meltsner in the…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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A New Court for Terror Suspects? – Letter to the Editor NY Times

To the Editor: Jack L. Goldsmith and Neal Katyal call for creation of a preventive detention system. We already have that system at Guantanamo. The idea of making this system permanent and more acceptable by adding some bells and whistles…
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The New Conspiracy Trial: Patterns in Federal Prosecution – in Freedom at Risk: Secrecy, Censorship and Repression in the 1980s – with Eleanor Stein – PDF

1987 The New Conspiracy Trial: Patterns in Federal Prosecution The conspiracy trial, once a familiar feature in the American political land­scape, has returned. In the last five years, the Reagan administration, without attracting much attention, has prosecuted a series of…
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Civil Liberties

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