David Cole is legal affairs correspondent for The Nation and a professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
The Spanish judge who dared to hold brutal human rights violators to account is now fighting for his legal career.
The drug war has been waged not only on traffickers and users but on liberty and equality.
Bush has now publicly admitted to signing off on the CIA's torture tactics. That seals the case against him.
An appeals court ruling that foreigners held at Bagram can't challenge their detention gives the military an easy way to avoid legal review: send all detainees to Afghanistan, no matter where they're captured.
David Cole on Dawn Johnsen, Greg Kaufmann on Stephen Friedman's windfall profits and Clarissa A. León on Islam Siddiqui, "pesticide pusher"
After 9/11, it's less controversial to kill a suspect in cold blood than to hold him in preventive detention.
Liz Cheney's witch hunt against lawyers who represented Guantánamo detainees is a new low.