The White House is considering whether to detain international terrorism suspects at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, senior U.S. officials said, an option that would lead to another prison with the same purpose as Guantanamo Bay, which it has pr
Game show contestants turn torturers in a new psychological experiment for French television, zapping a man with electricity until he cries for mercy -- then zapping him again until he seems to drop dead.
Nathan Ertel and Donald Vance went to Iraq in 2005 to work for an Iraqi contractor, Shield Group Security. Once there, they witnessed SGS handing money over to "Iraqi sheiks." After they notified the FBI their employer cut off their access pass to
Let me get this straight: The Judicial Watch slogan is "Because nobody is above the law." On the Judicial Watch "about us" page, you'll find that the organization "advocates high standards of ethics and morality in our nation's public life and
According to the documents, previously marked "Top Secret," between 2001 and 2007, the CIA briefed at least 68 members of Congress on the CIA interrogation program, including so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques."
Two former high-level Bush administration officials who provided legal justification for harsh interrogations of overseas terror suspects are likely to escape any formal punishment now that the Justice Department has concluded they should not be held
Jonathan Turley discusses the facts surrounding the Obama Justice Department finding the authors of the Bush torture memos guilty of bad judgement.
Distributed to housing agencies in California, Nevada, Florida, Michigan, and Arizona – states where home prices have dropped more than 20 percent since the peak of the market, in a bid to help keep struggling homeowners in their houses.
Obama "Children, the law is nothing but a rag smeared with blood and shit. "It is only for suckers, rubes and losers. "Claw your way to the top - by any means necessary - and the law can never touch you. "This is the American way."
Scott Horton and Jacob "Bumper" Hornberger discuss terrorism trials, torture, extraordinary rendition, assassination, and their implications on American life going forward.
A federal judge found the government's evidence too weak to justify Hatim's confinement, ordered his release, ruling he could not rely on Hatim's statements because they had been coerced, and the government's informer was "profoundly unreliable."
The US military freed a Reuters photographer in Iraq, almost a year and a half after snatching him from his home in the middle of the night and holding him without charge. The US never said why its forces detained the freelance TV cameraman
The government launched a successful last-minute bid to persuade the court of appeal to erase the most damning details of MI5's complicity in torture from its decision in the Binyam Mohamed case – but has been unable to suppress a letter that details
Bush administration lawyers who drafted legal theories that led to waterboarding and other harsh treatment of terrorism suspects showed poor judgment but won't face sanctions for professional misconduct, according to a published report.
Obama will continue to imprison without trials nearly 50 detainees at the Guantánamo Bay military prison in Cuba because a task force concluded they are too difficult to prosecute but too dangerous to release, an administration official said on Thurs
A federal appeals court endorsed the government's sweeping authority to detain terrorism suspects whom it can link to al-Qaeda, the Taliban and affiliated groups. They went further rejecting attempts to apply principles from "the laws of war" to dete
Intention does not detract from the gravity of committing a wrongful action.
Rebuffed by Democrat lawmakers to buy a prison in rural Illinois, the Obama administration is struggling to replace Guantánamo prison. Officials believe they are unlikely to close the prison at Guantánamo until 2011 at the earliest...
Despite the centuries-old ban on cruel and unusual punishment, the latest Rasmussen poll indicates that 58% of Americans think the would-be Xmas terrorist should be subjected to "aggressive" interrogation techniques.
"Tiger Woods is paying a bigger price for his girlfriends than Bush or Cheney will ever pay for the deaths and ruined lives of millions of people."
The Guantanamo Bay prison may not close until 2011 because it will take months for the feds to buy an Illinois prison. Congress also needs to change a law prohibiting detention in the US of detainees who are not awaiting trial.
Of the 779 known detainees who have been held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba — terrorism suspects, sympathizers of Al Qaeda, people deemed enemy combatants by the United States military — only one was a journalist. The journalist, Sami al-Hajj, was worki
Lithuania's intelligence agency helped the CIA set up secret prisons in the Baltic country, but it's unclear whether they were actually used to interrogate terror suspects, a parliamentary panel said Tuesday.
The US Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by 4 former Guantanamo inmates who want to sue the US government for torture, a move the inmates' lawyers say could pave the way for future torture practices by the US military.
The White House plans to announce Tuesday that a rural Illinois prison will be acquired by the federal government to become the new home for a limited number of Guantanamo Bay detainees. Administration officials as well as Illinois Sen. Richard Du
Lawyers for the Foreign Secretary mounted an extraordinary attack on High Court judges who want to disclose intelligence material relating to allegations of torture involving the CIA. David Miliband accused the 2 senior judges of irresponsibly "charg
The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that it rejected an appeal by four former Guantanamo Bay prisoners arguing that they should be able to proceed with their lawsuit against top Pentagon officials for torture and religious abuse. The justices re
Guantanamo detainees murders called "suicides"
A federal judge ruled Thursday that the Defense Department was in contempt of court for failing to videotape the testimony of a Guantanamo Bay detainee who is challenging his detention in court. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler had ordered the g
The Obama admin asked an appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit accusing former Bush admin attorney John Yoo of authorizing the torture of a terrorism suspect, saying federal law does not allow damage claims against lawyers who advise the president on na