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Category: Law

Gestapo tactics illegal in America

In the wake of 9/11, President Bush ordered the secret wiretapping of American citizens without obtaining the legally mandated court orders. Remarkably, brazenly, he has even admitted it, citing his […]

Sun sets on Patriot Act

The U.S. Senate voted today not to extend the Patriot Act beyond the end of the year, when its sunset provisions kick in. The act has been controversial since its […]

Tookie dies tonight, finally

Stanley “Tookie” Williams was sentenced to death in 1981 for the murders of four individuals. 1981. That’s twenty-four more years of life, of clemency, than his victims got.

Hallelujah, Mr. Bush

President George Bush just completed a speech on immigration, and he finally managed to say something convincing and worthwhile. In fact, he said a lot of things convincingly: he’ll stop […]

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Torture by any name…

PBS’s Frontline documentary “The Torture Question” last night explored at length the U.S. policy on the abuse and torture of prisoners. No amount of euphemism (e.g: “coercive interrogation,” “enemy combatant,” […]

Robertson says take him out

Pat Robertson, the conservative every liberal loves to hate, is at it again. Shovel firmly in hand, he continues to deepen that hole he lives in. This time he is […]