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Michael Ratner

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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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In 2005, the  CIA  destroyed videotape that showed interrogations of terrorist suspects.  Today's  New York Times  reports that CIA lawyers gave written permission--despite advice from…

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Yesterday, former Federal Judge  Michael Mukasey promised  to resist White House political meddling, to restore the integrity of the Justice Department and to balance the requirements…

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Yesterday, former Federal Judge Michael Mukasey promised to resist White House political meddling, to restore the integrity of the Justice Department and to balance the requirements…

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