Tag Archive: Supreme Court

Letter from Guantanamo: British Detainee Says He Was Subjected to Torture, Witnessed U.S. Soldiers Commit Murder – Democracy Now Video

In a rare uncensored letter from Guantanamo Bay, British detainee Moazzam Begg writes that he was tortured and abused by U.S soldiers during detention and that he witnessed U.S. soldiers murder two detainees in Afghanistan. We speak with president of…
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Shining Light on Guantanamo – Daily Freeman – by Bonnie Langston – Interview – PDF

2004 Shedding Light on Guantanamo The American military base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba – shelter for nearly 600 detainees – is still in the news, but the real story has not emerged, according to part-time West Shokan resident Michael…
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Mr. Rights: A Talk With Michael Ratner – The Olive Press – by Brian Powers – PDF

2004 Mr. Rights: A Talk With Michael Ratner It’s not every day one of our serious trout fishermen and reservoir history buffs wins a landmark case before the US Supreme Court. But his most recent win there wasn’t a first…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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The Leonard Lopate Show – Michael Ratner and Barbara Olshansky on Guantanamo NPR – Audio

http://www.wnyc.org/story/49922-michael-ratner-and-barbara-olshansky/    

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U.S. Is Readying Review For Detainees in Cuba – New York Times – by Neil A. Lewis

Moving at what officials acknowledge is extraordinary speed, the Pentagon may begin special military hearings by the end of next week allowing prisoners held as unlawful combatants at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to try to convince a board of officers that…
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Noho Legal Corps Strikes Big Blow for Habeas Corpus – The Villager – by Jerry Tallmer – PDF

2004 Noho Legal Corps Strikes Big Blow for Habeas Corpus George Bush, meet King John. Donald Rumsfeld, here’s a map of Runnymede. It’s not far from Guantanamo. John Ashcroft, shake hands with habeas corpus. “I always cite the Magna Carta,”…
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Law and Disorder Radio – Hamdi and Padilla Supreme Court Rulings – Al Shimari v CACI Case – Guantanamo: What the World Should Know – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Hosts interview key defense attorneys and discuss the civil rights implications of recent Supreme Court rulings on the Hamdi/Padilla cases and also recent prison torture cases involving two corporations, Titan & CACI. Among the guests: Joe Margulies, Susan Burke, Donna…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Threats and Responses: The Advocates: Scrappy Group of Lawyers Shows Way for Big Firms – New York Times – by Adam Liptak and Michael Janofsky – PDF

2004 Scrappy Group of Lawyers Shows Way for Big Firms The Center for Constitutional Rights, the scrappy left-leaning public-interest group that filed the first lawsuits on behalf of people detained as suspected terrorists in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, works out of…
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Rasul v. Bush

https://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/rasul-v-bush In February 2002, not long after the first men were brought to Guantanamo on January 11, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed the first cases to challenge the unlawful detentions at the base. At the time, no one knew…
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Michael Toasts the Rasul Legal Team – Invitation and Photo by Franklin Siegel

This is the post-Rasul argument in the garden of “Mott House” on April 30, 2004.  I remember it so well, Michael getting up on the garden table.  (Mott House is across the street from the Supreme Court.)  Michael was giving…
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