Michael Ratner, President
Center for Constitutional Rights
666 Broadway, 7(h Floor New York, NY 10012
Re: Puffin Award
Mazel Tov and congratulations on your being named the 2007 recipient of the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. While your years of work for the center have always been exemplary, your current work regarding both the issue of torture and the indefinite incarceration of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay represent, without question, the most important legal work being done in the country today. This administration’s shameless and repeated violations of established principles of international law deserve vigorous opposition, which you have so nobly championed.
While you have received deserved recognition for this work from many sources, I just wanted to add my voice and personal salute for your tireless efforts.
Bravo, Bravo, Bravo!
Warmest personal regards,
Gustin L. Reichbach