December 9, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center discusses the recently released Senate Torture Report ... The recently released Torture Report of the Senate Intelligence Committee adds another layer of proof of serial international criminality that was manifestly ...[read more]
January 28, 2011
by John Paul Putney
Spanish judge Eloy Velasco on Friday set a March 1 deadline for the US government to indicate whether Guantanamo abuse allegations will be investigated by US lawyers before deciding whether to allow a controversial lawsuit against former Bush administration officials to move forward. The lawsuit, ...[read more]
January 9, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On January 9, 1799, British Prime Minister William Pitt introduced Great Britain's first income tax. The tax was announced the previous December as a means of raising money for war against Napoleon. Pitt's successor, Henry Addington repealed the tax when hostilities subsided in 1802. Addington ...[read more]
May 6, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
A Spanish judge has said that he will ask the US if it plans to prosecute six US officials for allegedly contributing to torture at Guantanamo Bay before deciding whether to open an investigation in Spain. Judge Eloy Velasco of Spain's Audiencia Nacional on Monday requested information from ...[read more]
June 27, 2008
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that in the face of disconcertedly-vague and incomplete recollections by Cheney chief of staff David Addington and former DOJ lawyer John Yoo, other officials who witnessed the development of the Bush ...[read more]
May 6, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The US House Judiciary Committee Tuesday voted to issue a subpoena to compel Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff David Addington to testify about a recently released Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel memorandum that advised the US Department of Defense that military ...[read more]
December 19, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
At least four White House lawyers participated in discussions about whether the CIA should destroy videotapes showing the interrogation of terror suspects, the New York Times reported Wednesday. It had previously been reported that Harriet Miers, who became White House counsel in 2005, had ...[read more]
May 14, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
US Vice President Dick Cheney and his legal advisor and current chief of staff David S. Addington argued after Sept. 11 that the National Security Agency should listen in on domestic phone calls and emails without warrants, the New York Times reported Sunday, citing two senior intelligence ...[read more]

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