Saturday, March 28, 2009

Talking Dog interviews George Clark

Click on the title to read the interview with habeas attorney George Clark. George admits the awful truth about being a habeas lawyer: we have not done much for our clients... but we keep trying.

Senate report to finally be released

Click on the title for more details... this is the report on the abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib...

Guantanamo Lawyer Decries McConnell

Click on the title to see Habeas attorney David Cynamon's letter to the Washington Post.

Spain Opens Criminal Investigation into the Bush Torture Lawyers

The Highlights From El Pais on Friday:

1. As a Spanish citizen and a Spanish resident were at Guantanamo Spain can base jurisdiction on passive personality and does not need to use universal jurisdiction--or at least a "pure" universal jurisdiction without contacts to the state.
2. At this moment there may well be European wide arrest warrants for the lawyers and others.
3. While there is some effort to change the law in Spain in regards to universal jurisdiction, it seems unlikely to affect a case concerned with crimes against Spaniards.
4. Immunity cannot protect them from this.
5.Yoo and others will no longer be traveling to Europe without risk.

Harper's Scott Horton has more... click on the title.