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Inside The Gitmo Force Feeding Hearing The Federal Government Didn't Want You To See

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- On the fourth floor of a federal courthouse just blocks from the Capitol, two very different pictures are being painted of a 43-year-o...

Judge Delivers Bad News To Big Tobacco

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered tobacco companies to publish corrective statements that say they lied about the dangers of smoki...

The Supreme Court and the Individual Mandate: The Wind Beneath Whose Wings?

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Harkening back to the title of a Bette Midler song of some years back, under whose wings will the wind be when the nation's highest court decides ACA's constitutionality?

Cigarettes and Sinners

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Some of the Justice Department proposals as to what the cigarette companies must say in their ads are in the nature of a confession that might be heard by a priest in a confessional.

Judge Tosses Latest Obama Health Care Suit

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit claiming that President Barack Obama's requirement that all Americans have health in...

75 Guantanamo Prisoners Cleared for Release; 31 Could Leave Today

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

If the rationale for not releasing the Yemenis from Guantánamo was extended to the U.S. prison system, no prisoner would ever be released at the end of their sentence, because prison "might have radicalized" them.

No Escape From Guantanamo: The Latest Habeas Rulings

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Rulings made by District Court judges in the habeas corpus appeals of prisoners held at Guantánamo seemed to confirm that the courts were uniquely placed to deliver justice to the prisoners.

Bagram Isn't The New Guantanamo, It's The Old Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

From what I have been able to gather about the workings of Bagram, I have no reason to conclude that the prison is now being run according to the Geneva Conventions.

Guantanamo As Hotel California: You Can Check Out Any Time You Like, But You Can Never Leave

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Prisoners who do not face ill-treatment on return to their homelands are still held, no matter how many times their release is approved by various representatives of the U.S. government.

Judge Orders Release from Guantanamo of Al-Qaeda Torture Victim

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

In over three years of researching and reporting about the prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, I learned that many of the men were "Mickey Mouse" prisoners, with no connection to terrorism whatsoever.

Empty Evidence: The Stories of the Saudis Released From Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Khalid Saad Mohammed seized from a hospital in Pakistan and sold to the U.S. military. But the authorities in GITMO had never managed to build up a credible case against him.

Guantanamo: A Prison Built On Lies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

It is difficult to see how much of the "evidence" against the Gitmo prisoners can be anything other than a tissue of lies extracted through torture, coercion, bribery and exploitation.

Judge Gladys Kessler Releases Yemeni Detainee, Slams "Mosaic" Of Guantanamo Intelligence And Unreliable Witnesses

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

I am surprised that senior Obama officials seem to have been content to let a Bush-era approach to prosecution survive unchanged.

Italy's Forgotten Residents in Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Except Albania, no other country has stepped forward to help the US clean up it own mess by offering asylum to foreign nationals captured by mistake and held for years at Guantánamo.