David Cole, national legal director of the ACLU, is legal-affairs correspondent for The Nation. He is the author, most recently, of Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed.
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.