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    Entries in Law of war (18)

    Friday
    Aug152014

    Torture news

    Contraception insurance and the theocratic consequences of Hobby Lobby ... CIA tortured find justice in Europe ... Guantánamo judge resigns as DC Court throws a spanner in the works of the Military Commissions ... From Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch 

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    Wednesday
    Jul022014

    End of term

    Supreme Court lets God into the Affordable Care Act ... And strikes down certain compulsory union dues ... At last - a Guantánamo detainee charged with a genuine war crime ... Obama's Taliban prisoner swap ... Whatever you do, don't shoot at an American in a war ... From Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch 

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    Thursday
    May222014

    The corn is as high as an elephant's eye

    The deep and rich jurisprudence of the US Supremes ... What a Catholic god-fearing majority can do to the law ... FBI caught meddling in Guantánamo commissions ... CIA weapons stash discovered ... Oklahama experiments with new execution drug ... From Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch 

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    Monday
    Feb242014

    The unexpected

    More delicious NSA revelations ... Getting off the no-fly list ... Guantánamo update ... Remaking the law of war ... Botched executions ... Wall Street's lack of conviction ... Roger Fitch files from Washington 

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    Wednesday
    Oct302013

    Terrorist haberdashers

    Rich pickings to be had from new season at the Supremes ... All aboard for questioning on the high seas ... NY trials for alleged embassy bombers ... What to do with all the evesdropped information? ... IT problems for defence counsel at Guantánamo ... Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch, reports 

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    Monday
    Aug122013

    You're under surveillance

    Attorney General Holder promised the Russians that the US wouldn't torture Snowden, and they still wouldn't hand him over ... NSA's "network security agreements" with helpful telecoms ... Stacking the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court with Republicans ... Roger Fitch, Our Man in Washington, on the inner workings of a non-functioning democracy 

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    Monday
    Feb112013

    Perfidy in peacetime

    The United States doesn't require a war for there to be "war crimes ... Stopping the "water cure" from flowing into the trial process ... European Court of Human Rights upsets the CIA's apple cart ... Roger Fitch files from Washington 

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    Tuesday
    Oct022012

    Epic injustice for child soldier

    After 10 years at Guantánamo Omar Khadr is transferred to prison in Canada ... Convicted of a war crime for lawful actions against an opposing uniformed soldier in a war ... Perversion of the law of war ... Roger Fitch reports from Washington 

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    Monday
    Feb202012

    Drones are taking over 

    European governments oppose US claim to impose liability for overseas wrongs of foreign corporations ... Legal professional privilege threatened at Gitmo ... Congress wants drones buzzing around US skies ... Is conspiracy a war crime? ... Roger Fitch, Our Man in Washington, files this report 

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    Friday
    Sep022011

    The law of indefinite detention 

    Ten years after 9-11 ... Congressional resolution allows US courts to refuse habeas and to hold prisoners indefinitely without charge ... No evidence of wrongdoing required ... Stephen Keim's column 

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    Monday
    Mar212011

    USA's new found regard for international law

    Batting Padilla around the federal circuit courts ... The varied meanings of habeas corpus ... "Material support for terrorism" up for review in CMCR ... The Raymond Davis case - Vienna Convention applied to CIA agent ... Roger Fitch, Our Man in Washington

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    Thursday
    Nov182010

    Congressional fallout

    A Republican majority in the House likely to end in usual bout of resentment for the GOP ... Election threw up a few crooks and charlatans ... An American soldier can shoot in the battlefield, but it's a war crime if someone shoots back ... Review into whether charges against David Hicks were defective ... Wheels fell off Ghailani trial in Manhattan because the CIA tortured the accused ... Roger Fitch reports from Washington

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    Sunday
    Oct312010

    Worst of the worst

    Boy soldier Omar Khadr pleads guilty before Guantanamo Military Commission ... Plea deal saves the US the  embarrassment of conducting the "trial" of a boy soldier ... Stephen Keim and Katherine McGree report

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    Wednesday
    Oct272010

    Seizing control of the politburo 

    New Supreme Court term … Political gold rush flows from Citizens United … Tea Party nutters … Government plan to assassinate US citizen goes to court … Torture case against Boeing subsidiary overturned ... Roger Fitch files from Washington

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    Monday
    Sep132010

    Law of war is a moveable feast

    State Department reports to UN on human rights in the USA ... Surprisingly few US civilians killed overseas by terrorists last year ... Of all the defendants before Military Commissions, only one has been charged with an actual war crime

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    Monday
    Aug092010

    The ceremony of innocence is drowned

    Administration switches tack in long running habeas case … Law of war … Detention without trial continues to flourish … Government lawyers doing their worst … Stephen Keim and Katherine McGree report

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    Tuesday
    Jun222010

    Material support

    The US Supreme Court criminalises the advocacy of non-violent activity … First Amendment backflip … National security trumps free speech … Roger Fitch reports from Washington

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    Monday
    May172010

    US terror trial dramas

    Terror trial dramas … The Omar Khadr case where the crimes are unknown to the law of war … Manipulating the Military Commission system … New rule that a law of war conviction doesn’t require a law of war violation … Pentagon bans four leading reporters from Guantánamo

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