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Thursday 22 Mar 2007

Her Excellency Ambassador Elena Poptodorova [Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United States]: "The tragedy of the Bulgarian medics in Libya began on 9 February 1999 when the Libyan authorities detained a group of 23 Bulgarian medics working at the "Al-Fatih" hospital in Benghazi. Six of them were [read more]

Thursday 22 Mar 2007

Jackson Chin [Associate Counsel, Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF)]: "This federal lawsuit [Lozano et. al v. City of Hazleton] raises novel issues of law, e.g., whether municipal ordinances that seek to regulate and punish business and property owners who provide shelter to illegal aliens are federally preempted [read more]

Wednesday 21 Mar 2007

Iram Janjua [Legal Consultant, Forum Against Islamophobia & Racism (FAIR)]: "The number of practising Muslims in Britain and Europe is increasing with some women preparing to manifest a more stricter affirmation of their religious identity by choosing to wear the niqab (face veil) as opposed to the more common hijab [read more]

Tuesday 20 Mar 2007

J. Wells Dixon [attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights Guantanamo Global Justice Initiative]: "In the last week, the government has released unclassified excerpts of Combatant Status Review Tribunal proceedings for four men who were transferred from secret CIA prisons to Guantanamo Bay in September 2006. These documents are remarkable not only [read more]

Monday 19 Mar 2007

Allen St. Pierre [Executive Director, NORML, Washington, DC]: "[The recent Ninth Circuit ruling in Raich v Gonzales (part II)] is troubling on a few different levels. One, from a lay person's point of view, it appears that the court has ruled that the supremacy of the federal government's law making [read more]

Monday 19 Mar 2007

Victor Kelley [President, National Military Justice Group; Civilian Counsel to Corporal Trent D. Thomas, USMC]: "I am a retired Marine and my profession since "retirement" is the defense of service members accused of crimes under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. If someone has a better job than I, I [read more]

Monday 19 Mar 2007

Ben Davis [University of Toledo College of Law]: "I have been greatly troubled reading the censored transcript of the hearing of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed before the Combat Status Review Tribunal (CSRT) - antechamber to the Military Commissions created under the Military Commissions Act of 2006. As I read what Mr. [read more]

Wednesday 14 Mar 2007

Giovanni Di Stefano [defense lawyer for Taha Ramadan; Studio Legale Internazionale, Rome]: "The defence counsel team for Taha Ramadan have filed with the IHT [Iraqi High Tribunal] the appeal in the re-sentencing of Mr Ramadan which substituted life imprisonment to that of the death sentence. I have also taken the [read more]

Wednesday 14 Mar 2007

Senator John McGee [Idaho State Senate; sponsor of a bill to block illegal immigrants from using most taxpayer-financed public assistance programs]: "We are a nation of immigrants. Legal immigrants have played, and continue to play, an integral and welcome role in our country's growth and development.But the key word is [read more]

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