December 2010

Joanne Mariner Findlaw 12/28/10

As we reach the end of the year, it’s a good moment to look back at some of the court cases, books, and–of course–leaked diplomatic cables that marked 2010. (more…)

William Fisher The Public Record 12/28/10

Not since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 has the fear and loathing of Muslims been as virulent, as widespread among Americans, and as close to morphing from hateful rhetoric into life-threatening violence. (more…)

Jennifer Van Bergen Counterpunch 12/28/10

There have been some suggestions in the press that Wikileaks founder could and should be prosecuted under the Espionage Act. While this law has been on the books for almost 100 years and no court has ever declared any part of it unconstitutional (more…)

Glenn Greenwald Salon 12/28/10

Over the last month, I’ve done many television and radio segments about WikiLeaks and what always strikes me is how indistinguishable — identical — are the political figures and the journalists. (more…)

Bill Quigley and Vince Warren Huffington Post 12/23/10

The right to liberty is one of the foundation rights of a
free people.  The idea that any US President can bypass
Congress and bypass the Courts (more…)

Earlier this month, the ACLU filed a motion in federal court in Indianapolis seeking to add two other inmates – Ali Asad Chandia, 34, and Rafil Dhafir, 62 – to the prayer suit. The Bureau of Prisons, however, opposed Dhafir joining the suit, saying he has not exhausted administrative remedies. (more…)

Bill Quigley Commondreams 12/19/10

Human rights advocates have significant new sources of information to hold the United States accountable. (more…)

On December 1, the Fed was forced to release details of 21,000 funding transactions it made during the financial crisis, naming names and dollar amounts. Disclosure was due to a provision sparked by Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.  (more…)

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