The Quiet Death of Habeas Corpus

By: Saturday June 11, 2011 7:07 pm

When our children askin the future how the Great Writ of Habeas Corpus, the foundation of law, died, this is the time and this is the answer.

Obama Formalizes His Indefinite Detention Black Hole

By: Tuesday December 21, 2010 3:58 pm

The Obama administration is preparing an executive order that would formalize indefinite detention without trial for some detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but allow those detainees and their lawyers to challenge the basis for continued incarceration.

Who We Are: Zeitoun and Camp Greyhound Five Years On

By: Monday September 6, 2010 3:29 am

There is peril to the very fabric of American society when our founding principles are discarded and/or compromised, yet that is exactly what has occurred in the wake of 9/11. The stunning tale of Zeitoun and the Gitmo style gulag known as Camp Greyhound erected five years ago in the wake of Katrina tells us just how far down the slippery slope we have fallen as a nation.

Court Slaps Government Over Use Of Torture Evidence

By: Wednesday April 21, 2010 9:33 pm

A Federal Court in Washington DC has issued a very hard slap down by of the government’s continued use of bogus evidence obtained by brutal torture to try to justify continued detention of detainees at Guantanamo.

Here Comes The Judge; Gitmo Military Commissions Redux

By: Wednesday March 24, 2010 9:53 am

The handwriting for a complete ObamaRhama cave to the neocon howlers on military commissions instead of civilian trials is getting carved awfully deep in the granite wall.

CIA Once Again Buries Information on Abu Zubaydah’s Torture

By: Tuesday May 20, 2008 1:23 pm

The CIA prevented DOJ’s OIG from interviewing Abu Zubaydah for their report on detainee interrogation methods. As when they destroyed the tapes of Abu Zubaydah’s interrogation, CIA seems to have been intent on preventing any evidence of what they did to Zubaydah from coming out.

Politicizing Show Trials at the Same Time as Politicizing DOJ

By: Sunday May 11, 2008 6:43 am

The entire opinion disqualifying General Thomas Hartmann in Salim Hamdan’s show trial is worth reading. But I’m particularly struck by the coincidence of timing. The Bush Administration started focusing on show trials at precisely the same time as it was firing a bunch of US Attorneys for political reasons.

Haynes, Armed Services, Perjury?

By: Monday April 7, 2008 7:20 pm

Scott Horton has more details on what Jim Haynes might face before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Really Bad Gitmo Propaganda

By: Friday December 14, 2007 8:50 am

I’m not really surprised that the Gitmo command is disseminating propaganda about the prison. But I just wish those that engage in propaganda for the government not be so pathetically bad at it.

Get the Most out of FDL

Become a Founding Member today

Build our community

Get great discounts

Keep us independent

Timeline Collection


Follow Emptywheel on Twitter
twitter-250x250 copy

Close