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Michael Ratner

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Michael Ratner

Michael Ratner is president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights.


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Forty years after Attica, the US prison population is ten times larger.

Shutting down Guantánamo is long overdue. We shouldn't recreate it by another name.

As Republicans and Democrats voted to approve the Military Commission
Act last week, those who love the law were mortified by its passage and
angry at those who capitulated, but unwilling to give up.

By blindly accepting Bush's expansion of state secrets claims, the
courts are allowing the executive branch to operate above the law,
putting the core principles of our democracy at risk.

The idea of impeaching the President is not such an unlikely notion after