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Wednesday 29 Aug 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that notwithstanding his resignation, US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales might still be subject to federal civil suits in connection with his involvement in the denial of Geneva Conventions rights and protections to US prisoners and the authorization [read more]

Monday 27 Aug 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Peter Shane of Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University, says that the resignation of Alberto Gonzales as US Attorney General creates welcome potential for a new direction at a Justice Department politicized and tainted by his fervent embrace of executive power... One can only hope that [read more]

Thursday 16 Aug 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that the International Committee of the Red Cross report on US interrogations of prisoners held at secret so-called CIA "black sites" should be released to the American public... In a just-published article in the New Yorker [read more]

Tuesday 14 Aug 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law says that the execution of "Chemical Ali" for the Anfal genocide against the Iraqi Kurds should be postponed so that his role in subsequent cases exploring other atrocities can be fully explored... Ali Hassan al-Majid, better known in the [read more]

Thursday 9 Aug 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that new Congressionally-approved revisions to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act give the Bush administration wide discretion to illegally spy on American citizens...Responding to fear-mongering by the Bush administration, the Democrat-led Congress has put its stamp of approval on [read more]

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