Posts Tagged ‘DoJ’

Conclusion of my Teach-in to End Torture and Human Rights Abuses Report

I’m late in providing this because professor Cassel was talking fast and my notes were insufficient to provide an accurate reporting of all the legal details on why America can still legally abuse detainees due to: limitations in international treaties/laws; congressional bills like the Patriot and Military Commissions Acts; classified documents and directives; DoJ and [...]

If Holder investigates CIA excessive torture, will it lead to more investigation?

(Just after posting this I learned that Digby substituting today for Glenn Greenwald has written about this same issue. She is looking at, “The bad apple approach doesn’t solve the political, legal or moral problems. Indeed, that seems so clear that you have to wonder if this isn’t being done to serve some other purpose.” [...]