Michael Ratner

President, Center for Constitutional Rights

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President of the Center for Constitutional Rights, a nonprofit civil-rights organization, and author of numerous books and articles, including Against War with Iraq and Guantanamo: What the World Should Know; co-counsel for the Guantanamo Bay detainees in the US Supreme Court

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