Tag Archive: Supreme Court

McCain, Obama and Guantanamo Part Two – TRNN Video Link

In part 2 of his interview with The Real News Network’s Senior Editor Paul Jay, Michael Ratner discusses the implications of Thursday’s Supreme Court decision which granted Guantanamo detainees the right to appeal to US civilian courts. The interview explores…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Guantanamo Prisoners Have Rights – Supreme Court – Part One – TRNN Video Link

Michael Ratner: Ruling says US cannot move prisoners offshore to avoid Constitution.

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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A Note on Coercive Interrogation Techniques, Cruel Inhuman & Degrading Treatment and Torture — PDF

2008 Coercive Interrogation Techniques, Cruel Inhuman & Degrading Treatment and Torture Only days after the Supreme Court argument in April, 2004, the notorious Abu Ghraib pictures were first publicly revealed. It is now clear that abuses, mistreatment, and torture are…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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WESPAC Foundation Awards Dinner – Speech Notes – PDF

2008 WESPAC Speech Notes Sunday April 12 08 Wespac speech final I. I am proud to stand here among the activists of Wespac—Front lines for a long time— Special relationship —Connie Hogarth for a long time— Dottie Zellner—- Old acquaintance—called…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Behind Fences & Beyond the Law: An Interview with Michael Ratner – The Indypendent

  In February 2002, the Center for Constitutional Rights was the first, and for years the only, law organization to challenge the detention of those being held without legal redress at the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. At the time,…
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First Cases: How the Center for Constitutional Rights Launched the First Guantánamo Cases

This article appears in Guantanamo: Stories from the Prison Outside the Law, a project of NYU Digital Library Technology Services. First Cases: How the Center for Constitutional Rights Launched the First Guantánamo Cases On November 14, 2001 I awoke to…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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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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Cut the Gordian Knot: The Supreme Court Weighs in on Gitmo (Draft) – The Daily Journal – PDF

2007 Cut the Gordian Knot: The Supreme Court Weighs in on Gitmo (draft) This month, the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the writ of habeas corpus should be granted to the men held at Guantanamo. Since there is currently…
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Michael Ratner on Missing CIA Tapes, Torture and the Supreme Court – Truthout – by Matt Renner

I sat down with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), to talk about his work on behalf of prisoners in the so-called War on Terror. His organization, a nonprofit legal advocacy group, has been fighting for the…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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