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Ticking Time Bomb

Quarles Public Safety Exception to Miranda: The Ethical, Legal and Effective Answer to "Ticking Time Bombs"

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

In 1984, the Supreme Court created an exception to the Miranda rule when the questioning was designed to protect public safety -- and it's largely been ignored by prosecutors and courts.

A Question for Dick Cheney: Should We Now Waterboard Tiller's Murderer?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Roeder is claiming the now-infamous "ticking time bomb" scenario of what can only be termed domestic terrorism. Doesn't this mean that he should immediately be waterboarded?

Cheney, the CIA and Torture: Asking the Wrong Questions

Eric L. Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric L. Lewis

Cheney wants to take what is a stark legal and moral issue and turn it into yet another Washington "some argue this; some argue that" controversy, a clever bureaucratic maneuver.

Accepting Torture?

Darius Rejali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darius Rejali

What is the acceptable ratio of torturing innocents-to-terrorists for America to call our campaign a success, 50-to-1, 10-to-1?

Who's to Blame for 'America's Next Top Model' Audition Riot? Short Women

Tom McCaffrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom McCaffrey

I personally think it's unfair that women are discriminated against because of their height. Women shouldn't be judged on how tall they are but rather on how hot they are.

The "Ticking Clock" and the Mommy/Daddy Double Standard

Lisa Wade | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Wade

Part of what bugs me about the ticking clock narrative is that it suggests that only women need to be concerned about the age at which they reproduce.

Scalia: "Absurd" To Say The Government Can't "Smack" A Suspect

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today in an interview with BBC Radio's Law in Action, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia defended torture, claiming that it is not necessarily ...