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Obama Closing Guantanamo AND CIA Prisons AND Ending Torture: Now That’s Change I Can Believe In!

According to the New York Times, President Barack Obama is set to sign executive orders that order not only the closing of the indefinite detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but also the closing of the network of secret CIA prisons around the world that service a similar function of indefinite detention. Thanks to the [...]

Obama Closing Guantanamo AND CIA Prisons AND Ending Torture: Now That's Change I Can Believe In!

According to the New York Times, President Barack Obama is set to sign executive orders that order not only the closing of the indefinite detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but also the closing of the network of secret CIA prisons around the world that service a similar function of indefinite detention. Thanks to the [...]

They Say Michael Mukasey Collapsed Last Night

That’s what they say. But honey, the Attorney General collapsed long ago.

Leaders of the Federalist Society assembled in the room to hear Mukasey speak asked that everyone pray for Mukasey’s well-being as he was rushed to the hospital. Did they pray for the well-being of waterboarded indefinite detainees?

Bush Administration Asserts Right to Seize Citizens Indefinitely Without Charge or Evidence

The Associated Press points me to a website of the New York University School of Law, which has archived a transcript of arguments made by lawyers for the Bush administration before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on Halloween of 2007. That’s an appropriately ghoulish day for the Bush administration to assert, as AP puts [...]