Netroots Nation: Close Gitmo and Use the Legal System

By: Saturday July 24, 2010 2:17 pm

Liveblog coverage of today’s panel discussion, Close Gitmo and Use the Legal System at Netroots Nation 2010. Panelists featured are Adam Serwer, Matthew Alexander, Rep. Jerry Nadler, Vince Warren, and your very own emptywheel, Marcy Wheeler.

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.

The Prisoner Shellgame

By: Monday March 22, 2010 7:00 am

On Friday, I pointed out that Eric Holder and Dennis Blair used language in a letter on Gitmo’s detainees that suggests some subset of the detainees at Gitmo is not covered by Obama’s Executive Order requiring some resolution to their status. In recent days, a couple of you have linked to articles about two other [...]

The “Detainees Subject to the Review”

By: Friday March 19, 2010 5:51 pm

MadDog linked to the letter that Dennis Blair and Eric Holder sent the Senate describing the process by which 6 agencies and a 100 staffers meticulously decided the ultimate fate of Gitmo detainees–who could be released or imprisoned elsewhere, who could be tried, and (presumably) who had to be held indefinitely. It might be a [...]

The Latest Rahmlinology

By: Tuesday March 2, 2010 5:48 am

I wonder how Greg Craig–ousted from the Administration because he tried to do the right thing on Gitmo–feels about this. In December 2008, Obama, Emanuel and Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.) and Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) met in Obama’s transition headquarters in Chicago to discuss detainee policy. According to Graham, Obama turned to him at [...]

Double-Dipping at Gitmo?

By: Monday April 6, 2009 7:42 pm

The ICRC reveals that four high value detainees may have been hidden at Gitmo around the time the Abu Ghraib scandal broke.

Crappy Record-Keeping: A Feature, Not a Bug

By: Monday January 26, 2009 6:23 am

Add Gitmo files to the long list of scandals that the Bush Administration kept no meaningful records of.

Gitmo Will Be this Year’s Campaign Issue

By: Thursday July 3, 2008 6:42 am

Bush is preparing to dump his festering Gitmo problem into Congress’ lap. Just in time for election season.

Embarrassment-Free Show Trials

By: Thursday April 3, 2008 7:19 am

The government is determined to prevent any embarrassing information from coming out at the Gitmo show trials. Too bad they have to be utter hypocrites to do so.

More on the Show Trials

By: Thursday February 28, 2008 2:03 pm

Mukasey visits the gulag and other updates on the Gitmo show trials.

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