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Scott Horton

Dershowitz Versus Horton on Lawfare: Real Threat or Illusion?

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Heather Robinson

Rhetorical sparks flew in Manhattan yesterday as Alan Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter professor of law at Harvard University, and Scott Horton, contribu...

By One Vote, U.S. Court OKs Torture and "Extraordinary Rendition"

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The ruling delivered last Wednesday by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of five men subjected to "extraordinary rendition" and torture, is so troubling it takes a while to digest.

Harper's On WikiLeaks: The National-Security State Strikes Back

Harpers.org | Scott Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WikiLeaks' disclosure of the 91,000 U.S. government documents that it labels the "Afghan War Diary" raises a number of vital issues. Most of the discu...

Witnessing Against Torture: Why We Must Act

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

Acting as our own lawyers in court, we aimed to defend a population that finds little voice in our society at all, and to bring a sort of prosecution against their persecutors.

Where is the Outrage?

William Fisher | Posted 02.20.2010 | Politics
William Fisher

The media are not the only culprit here. We, the electorate, deserve a substantial part of the blame. Because most of us don't pay serious attention to much of anything that's going on in the world or in our country.

Defense Department Turns Down My FOIA Request for Mohamed Al Hanashi's Autopsy Report

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Wolf

In December 2009 I submitted a FOIA request to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology to obtain documents relating to Mohammed al Hanashi's death. In response, I got the runaround.

Laura Bassett

Rev. Killmer: 'Recent Allegations of Death by Torture Must Be Investigated'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A nationwide group of religious organizations is demanding that the Obama administration thoroughly investigate allegations that three detainee "suici...

Guantanamo Detainee Suicides Were Possible Homicides, Military Cover-Up Harper's Reports

Harper's | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. government has long maintained that three Guantánamo prisoners -- Salah Al-Salami (37), from Yemen, and Mani Al-Utaybi (30) and Yasser Al-Za...

Scott Horton Discusses Guantanamo Wrong-Doing On Countdown With Keith Olbermann (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

The Defense Department's conclusion that three prisoner deaths in Guantanamo Bay were suicide doesn't appear to pass muster after a report issued on M...

Despite Rove's Spin Machine, Justice May Be Around The Corner For Paul Minor

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

What happened to Paul Minor is not only unethical, but also unconstitutional.

Condi Rice's Tortured Macaca Moment

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Rice's recent incident shows the prospects for what we might call a substantive Macaca Moment -- using YouTube and citizen media to scrutinize our leaders on the issues, not gaffes.

What if Instead of the Nuremberg Trials There Was Only a Truth Commission?

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

As some liberals make the case against a Special Prosecutor, the lawyers who fought for the release of the torture memos push back and explain why prosecutions are the only response.

Will Obama Prosecute the Captured Somali 'Pirate' in a US Court?

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

What would a "pirate" defense actually look like? Remember, some Somalis -- and other international observers -- do not exactly see the "pirates" as being 100% unjustified in their actions.

Ask Obama For a Torture Special Prosecutor

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The Obama transition team is taking questions again at Change.gov -- while the press has fixated on the Blagojevich scandal, the allegations of torture by officials in the current administration receive scant attention.

The Dark Heart of Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Vandevelt's profound criticisms of a system that imprisons juveniles and suppresses evidence relevant to the defense, is just part of a much darker narrative that has been unfolding for the last 18 months.