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    Entries in Torture (11)

    Monday
    Sep302013

    More blockbusters coming to you

    Israel given unfiltered NSA data ... All phone calls in the US are "relevant to terrorism" ... Defence contractor successfully sues torture victims for costs ... NY designates city mosques as "terrorism enterprises" ... US Supremes in need of a code of conduct ... Nixon on judicial appointments ... Roger Fitch files from the town in the process of shutting down  

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    Tuesday
    Jul092013

    Straying from the rightful path

    Corporate mercenaries settle with Iraqi victims ... While Abu Ghraib contractor ducks liability for torture ... Corporates and conservatives generally pleased after Supreme Court's latest term ... British newspaper scoops US media on major security story ... Spying on attorneys at Gitmo ... Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch, reports 

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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
    Aug282012

    The President's right to kill Americans

    Clients at the Bay ... Everyone's getting tired of "targeted killings" by the "serial assassin" ... Brits pay compo to resident mistreated at Gitmo ... How to make cases go away ... DoJ drops Goldman Sachs prosecution ... Huge public disapproval of Congress ... Roger Fitch reports from Washington 

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    Sunday
    Jul292012

    Buying democracy

    The best Supreme Court that money can buy ... Republican appointees perform like "plutocratic hacks" ... Electoral spending and voting laws ... Latest torture news ... Drone killings prompt civil cases for wrongful deaths ... Bush lawyer urges repeal of "Hague Invasion Act" ... Roger Fitch reports from Washington 

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    Monday
    Apr162012

    Supreme Court unleashes body cavity searches 

    Supreme Court's election rigging ... Court's conservative majority may hatch devilish plan for Affordable Care Act challenge ... Rumsfeld on the lam ... Black hole torture chambers and missing State Department memo ... Strip search decision ... Our Man in Washington reports 

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    Tuesday
    Oct182011

    Comforting the comfortable

    Analysing the US Supremes most recent term - plenty of goodies for big business, nothing for plaintiff lawyers ... Alien Tort Statute up for a workout ... Torture cases batted around the circuit courts ... Rendition victims lose final appeal ... Our Man in Washington reports 

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    Sunday
    Dec122010

    We are all waterboarders now

    WikiLeaks' cables reveal US skulduggery in protecting the CIA ... Time runs out for torture prosecutions ... Frightening Republicans capture key House committees ... Industries own the regulators ... Roger Fitch reports from Washington

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    Monday
    Sep062010

    Extradition: a tooth in the mouth of international law 

    Psychological fallout from US supermax detention comes under gaze of the ECHR ... Long arm of the European Convention stretches to the isolation ward of US justice ... Stephen Keim and Katherine McGree review the Babar Ahmad case

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    Friday
    Jul232010

    Rough treatment by the courts

    “You have a right to a speedy trial – unless they need to torture you first” ... The media’s characterisation of waterboarding – it used to be called torture, now it’s nothing special … Americans stripped of their citizenship by transport safety bureaucrats … Our Man in Washington reports

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    Monday
    Jun212010

    Supreme Court wonderland

    Modifying Miranda ... Torture popping up everywhere ... Medicos in the war crime frame ... How the government switches the constitution on and off ... Ballet dancing detainees could be swapped ... Our Man in Washington reports

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