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Lessons to Remember From Japanese Internment

Bill Ong Hing | Posted 04.22.2012 | Crime
Bill Ong Hing

Sunday marked the 70th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Their mass incarceration provides a lesson in human rights abuse that, unfortunately, the nation tends to forget too conveniently.

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!

Despite Leeway, Government Faring Poorly In Gitmo Suits

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Obama administration and Congress try to forge a legal framework for detaining suspected terrorists, they might want to take a close look at wh...

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.