Sunday, March 27, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
USA's new found regard for international law
Monday, March 21, 2011
Justinian in Guantanamo, Law of war, Roger Fitch Esq
Batting Padilla around the federal circuit courts ... The varied meanings ofhabeas corpus ... "Material support for terrorism" up for review in CMCR ... The Raymond Davis case - Vienna Convention applied to CIA agent ...Roger Fitch, Our Man in Washington
Donald Rumsfeld just published his memoirs, and he's receiving conservative accoladesfor "defending the constitution".
Rummy gave Guantánamo his seal of approval as "one of the finest prison systems in the world", though it's far more likely he'll be doing time in, say, Europe.
The former defence secretary and his deputy Paul Wolfowitz have meanwhile succeeded in getting the civil suit against them by José Padilla thrown out.
Padilla is the American citizen seized in a civilian courtroom in New York, taken to a military brig in South Carolina, and subjected to years of pointless punishment and cruelty.
Scotusblog has the new ruling. It's a shocking decision in which an Obama appointee in South Carolina dismissed a torture suit, because it's inconvenient for important people.
Click here or on the title for more....
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
BELOW-IS THE AUDIO FROM THE COMMISSION APPEAL AND BRIEFS OF THE PARTIES:
The audio of the Bahlul argument is here: https://webspace.utexas.edu/rmc2289/Bahlul%20oral%20argument.MP3 Bahlul's reply brief is here: http://www.lawfareblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/U-S-v-al-Bahlul-Reply-on-Specified-Issues-15-March-2011-2.pdf The US brief is here: https://webspace.utexas.edu/rmc2289/2011.03.12%20Al%20Bahlul%20government%20response.pdf Bahlul opening brief, preceded by CMCR order specifying issues, is here: http://www.lawfareblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Al-Bahlul-Specified-Issues-25-Jan-to-24-Feb-2011.pdf
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
In recently declassified memos Rumsfeld made clear that he knew the men detained at Guantanamo were not the worst of the worst... In fact he complained that most of the men should not have been brought to Guantanamo.
In response Rumsfeld's "people" are trying to rewrite history by claiming that he never said the men at Guantanamo were the worst of the worst....
Read the Seton hall report here:
And read the Washington Post follow up story here: