If it had followed the rule of law from the outset, the Bush Administration could have brought many terrorists to justice by now.
It's now up to the Supreme Court or the Democratic Congress to overturn the Military Commissions Act and restore our right to habeas corpus.
Bush's about-face on warrantless surveillance demonstrates what a difference a Democratic majority makes.
Modesty is a virtue, but rather than telling the courts to
practice restraint, the Bush Administration should rein in its own
abuses of power.
What's more important to Congress: America's standing in the world and
the rule of law, or partisan advantage in the midterm elections?
The Bush Administration's illegitimate use of renditions,
disappearances, torture and an illegal war has fostered the growth of a
loose-knit global band of fanatics willing to do unspeakable violence
By casting the decisive vote in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and other
contentious disputes, Justice Anthony Kennedy plays a crucial role in a
Supreme Court that may soon veer off in an extreme rightward direction.
Good translators speak for others, not for themselves. So why is a translator for Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman being prosecuted as a co-conspirator?
The failure of a complaisant, Republican-controlled Congress to enact
meaningful changes to the Patriot Act means that midterm elections are
the only true path to reform.
Despite a recent federal district court ruling, the prohibition on torture knows no geographical boundaries and applies to all, no matter what passport they hold--even Americans.