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JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis, an Associate Professor of Law at University of Toledo College of Law, says that the recent response by the US to the Spanish torture case outlines the Obama Administration's approach to torture... Recently, t (More)
Ghailani Verdict: A Victory for American Justice
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that while pundits on either side of the political spectrum may criticize the trial of or verdict against Ahmed Ghailani, the case shows that US civilian courts can (More)
Keeping America in the Dark
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says a recent effort by a conservative advocacy website to besmirsch the reputations of current DOJ lawyers who previously represented detainees should not distract the (More)
The Yoo/Bybee Report: Let a Jury Decide
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that the guilt or innocence of "enhanced interrogation" memo writers John Yoo and Jay Bybee should be determined in state or federal court by a jury of th (More)
Torture Tales: Calling John Durham
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that justice would be better served by former Bush Administration officials if they would talk to federal prosecutor John Durham about the administrative missteps t (More)
Ashcroft v. Iqbal: Different Spanks for Different Ranks?
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that the US Supreme Court's ruling in Ashcroft v. Iqbal suggests that the Court may be trying to set up a system wherein lower level officials can be held crimi (More)
The Man Who Knew Too Much? A Convenient Suicide in a Libyan Prison
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says the claimed "suicide" in a Libyan prison of al-Qaeda operative Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi is too convenient for too many people who have besmirched American ho (More)
America's Moment of Truth on Torture
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that three memos written by the DOJ Office of Legal Counsel in the Bush administration authorizing specific interrogation techniques amounting to torture need to be (More)
Prosecuting High-level Americans for War Crimes
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says "the whole world is watching" efforts in the United States - highlighted at a recent conference at Andover - to bring U.S. high-level civilians and/or gen (More)
The Yoo and Addington Hearings: A Citizen's Right to Know NOW
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 w (More)