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Meet The New 'RoboCop'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 07.20.2013 | Entertainment

Jose Padilha's "RoboCop" remake remains a mystery to me, other than the fact that it stars Joel Kinnaman as RoboCop and -- I assume -- is about a poli...

New Allegations Of Torture, Rights Violations In Terror Case

AP | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — A civil liberties group asked the Organization of American States' human rights commission Tuesday to investigate the U.S. government...

Former Bush Official Wins Protection From Torture Lawsuit

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — An appeals court on Wednesday tossed out a convicted terrorist's lawsuit accusing a high-ranking Bush administration lawyer who ...

American 'Enemy Combatant' Seeks To Sue Rumsfeld For Torture -- Again

AP | MEG KINNARD | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A man held for years as an "enemy combatant" is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate a lawsuit accusing former Defense Secreta...

Latinos: 16% Of Population, But Only 2% Of Homegrown Terrorists

Gabriel Lerner | Posted 01.21.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Lerner

If there are "only" four Latinos involved in attacks against the country, why does the arrest of one of them create interest?

You Have No Rights

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

We talk about rights to privacy regularly but few people can point to what exactly those rights are. More importantly, what guarantees those rights? What guarantees us that our rights will not be infringed upon? The answer is... nothing!

Ex-Chicago Gang Member With al-Qaeda Ties Deserves Harsher Sentence, Feds Say

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 11.19.2011 | Chicago

MIAMI — The 17-year prison sentence imposed on convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla is far too lenient for someone who trained to kill at an...

Constitution Day: Is the Constitution on Life Support?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.12.2011 | Education
John W. Whitehead

For all intents and purposes, the Constitution is on life support and has been for some time now. Those responsible for its demise are none other tha...

WikiLeaks: 9/11 Mastermind Met With Chicago Gang Leader In 2002

Posted 06.26.2011 | Chicago

According to a new batch of documents released by WikiLeaks, the mastermind of the September 11 terrorist attacks met with a Chicago gang leader to di...

There You Go Again: the Death Rites of Miranda

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

GOP candidates are manly men who fight for law and order. Only leftist weaklings bother with details like fair trials or worry about executing innocent prisoners.

Supreme Court Affirms That Defense Attorneys Must Advise Clients About Deportation Consequences

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

The Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Padilla v. Kentucky when it held that criminal defense attorneys must advise clients about the immigration consequences of pleading guilty.

Jason Linkins

Justice OPR Report Damages Cheney's Claims On Torture, Reports Newsweek's Isikoff

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For some time, former Vice President Dick Cheney has insisted that the declassification of various CIA memos will prove once and for all that the Bush...

When Searching for Extremists, Don't Forget South Carolina

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

While overbroad and inaccurate analysis of the extremist risk is often faulty and bigoted, it can sometimes be equally humorous.

Send a Bad Law Away, Not People

Alison Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison Parker

Every day the U.S. government is forced to grapple with the consequences of harsh and sweeping immigration laws passed by Congress 13 years ago. And Jose Padilla is the latest senseless case.

9/11: Never Again?

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Let's drop the childish game of scaring ourselves with the likes of high school drop-out Jose Padilla and similarly I.Q. challenged riff-raff. In doing so, we are behaving like kids who conjure monsters.

Judge Rules Terrorist Can Sue Bush Admin Lawyer Over Torture Memos

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A convicted terrorist can sue a former Bush administration lawyer for drafting the legal theories that led to his alleged t...

Even For Cheney, The Al Qaeda-Iraq Torture Story Is A New Low

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Coercive and illegal techniques were used widely at Gitmo in an attempt to secure information linking al Qaeda to Saddam Hussein.

My Role in the Torture of Binyam Mohamed

Barbara Ehrenreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Ehrenreich

We had a government so vicious and impenetrably stupid that it managed to take my freedom of speech and turn it into someone else's living hell.

Obama Lawyers Set To Defend Bush 'Torture Memo' Author In Court

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Democratic legal circles, no attorney has been more pilloried than former Bush Justice Department official John Yoo, chief author of the so-called ...

Last(ing) Days of Indignity..?

Ross Tuttle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ross Tuttle

The Pentagon reports that 42 GTMO detainees are on a hunger strike. Human rights lawyers estimate the total is closer to 70, roughly 30% of those remaining in this netherworld prison.

U.S. Justice Department drops "dirty bomb plot" allegation against Binyam Mohamed

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

As the Washington Post reported yesterday, the U.S. Justice Department has dropped the key allegation against British resident and Guantánamo prisone...

Court Confirms President's Dictatorial Powers in Case of US "Enemy Combatant" Ali al-Marri

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Not content with endorsing the president's dictatorial right to imprison "enemy combatants", the judges ruled that the President did not even have to allege that an "enemy combatant" had ever raised arms against US forces.

17 Years for Ex-'dirty Bomb' Suspect

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MIAMI — Jose Padilla, an American once accused of plotting with al-Qaida to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb," was sentenced Tuesday to a rela...

17 Years for Ex-'dirty Bomb' Suspect

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MIAMI — Jose Padilla, an American once accused of plotting with al-Qaida to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb," was sentenced Tuesday to a rela...