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How Can The FBI Prohibit Disclosure Of A Prisoner's Medical Condition?

The Associated Press reports this today about the condition of the sole-surviving criminal suspect in the bombing of the Boston Marathon: “19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was in serious condition at the same hospital after his capture Friday night. The FBI has not allowed hospital officials to say any more about his wounds or condition.”

The Constitution [...]

More Kids Kept Captive In Guantanamo Prisons

More secret prisoners in Guantanamo – three teenage kids – have been revealed. How can we trust our government when such secrets are kept? [...]

Lungren Bill Flips Habeas Corpus: You Have to Prove You’re NOT Guilty

When I saw Dan Lungren‘s name as principal sponsor of H.R. 4975, a bill subtitled “To provide for habeas corpus review for unprivileged enemy belligerents,” my eyes did a doubletake. After all, the California Republican has spent years in Congress doing his darndest to erase the due process rights of people detained by the U.S. [...]

Obama Stalls On Guantanamo Accountability

Following the Constitution isn’t hard and complicated. Violating the Constitution, and then lying about it, and then pretending that you’re not lying about it, and then acting like you’re investigating the thing that you’re pretending that your not lying about, and then establishing a timeline for a report on the thing that you’re acting like you’re investigating but pretending that you’re not lying about – that’s hard and complicated. [...]

Obama Attacks Habeas Corpus

President Obama is keeping Bagram as an oubliette, a dungeon where prisoners can be dumped and forgotten forever, away from the eyes of justice. [...]

Obama Endorses Bush Seizure of Power

Barack Obama and George W. Bush certainly have different personalities, but when it comes to their disregard of the rule of law, they’re like peas in a pod. [...]

Does Obama Support Habeas Corpus Or Not?

The Uighurs present another basic test for President Obama. Will Obama continue to denigrate the Constitution, and support the idea that President is above the law? [...]

Military Commissions Act Doesn’t Keep You Safe

U.S. Representative David Price has introduced H.R. 591, to repeal the Military Commissions Act. It’s time to be rid of this bad law – and the Democrats no longer have any excuse that they don’t have enough votes to get it done. [...]

Military Commissions Act Doesn't Keep You Safe

U.S. Representative David Price has introduced H.R. 591, to repeal the Military Commissions Act. It’s time to be rid of this bad law – and the Democrats no longer have any excuse that they don’t have enough votes to get it done. [...]

Why We Need Habeas Corpus: Dozens to Hundreds of Non-Terrorists Shoved into Guantanamo

This is why America needs habeas corpus.

A McClatchy Newspapers investigation reveals that “dozens and perhaps hundreds of men” have been wrongfully detained at the Guantanamo Bay indefinite detention facility without charge and without the habeas corpus right to challenge the basis for their detention. A review of the cases by McClatchy journalists revealed “fabricated [...]

If John McCain Doesn’t Know the Constitution By Now, He Will Never Never Never Know It (No He Won’t)

Sing it.

John McCain says he opposes the Supreme Court decision striking down provisions of the Military Commissions Act and restoring habeas corpus rights, even though he hasn’t actually read the decision yet (read it for yourself here). Why? Because, McCain says, “these are unlawful combatants; they’re not American citizens.”

Pay attention: John McCain [...]