Glenn Greenwald’s new book With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful is brilliant and compelling. And on his blog, he shows how three recent cases demonstrate the thesis of that book perfectly.
Category Archive: Terrorism
Feb 06 2012
Jan 12 2012
Wednesday was the 10th anniversary of the arrival of the first prisoners at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay. I’ve given Obama a pass on his promise to close it down because he has been stymied by Congress, though I don’t think he’s put any real effort into overcoming their recalcitrance. But the things that …
Dec 22 2011
There seems to be a disagreement between a couple of prominent commentators on whether the defense authorization bill passed last week does or does not allow for the indefinite detention of American citizens. Adam Server, writing at Mother Jones, says it doesn’t:
Dec 21 2011
I had a brief but absurd exchange with someone on my Facebook friends list on Saturday. His name is Mike Jordan, but I don’t know him; I assumed he was on my friends list because he’s a blog reader. And he quoted George Clooney saying something about how he was disappointed in people who were …
Dec 16 2011
In a recent discussion about the provision in the new defense authorization bill that allows indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay even for American citizens arrested on U.S. soil, someone expressed hope because Obama had threatened to veto the bill if it included that provision. I told them there was no way in hell Obama would …
Nov 30 2011
Congress is currently working on the National Defense Authorization Act, the military appropriation bill for next year, and it includes a provision that would give the president authority to detain anyone, including American citizens, indefinitely without a trial.