February 15, 2010

The Bill of Rights applies to all

A major debate is taking place on national television, and even in Congress, regarding terrorism, detainee rights, torture, and constitutional protections. While not attempting to deride the whole criminal justice system, one would think that we should examine the differences
September 17, 2009

Disbar the torture lawyers: Sign on today

Over the past several months, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) and its supporters and allies across the country have demanded a complete and thorough investigation of alleged torture and prosecution of all former and current officials involved. Thank
July 14, 2009

Preventive Detention, at What Cost?

A family vacation over Independence Day offered a poignant reminder of why, over 30 years ago, my parents sought refuge in the U.S. Fleeing the racial hostility they encountered in Britain after escaping the brutality of the Indian Subcontinent’s Partition,
September 1, 2008
Police in riot gear in St. Paul

2008 Political Conventions Report

In August, conventioneers gathered for a good time in Denver, CO for the Democratic National Convention (DNC), and in St. Paul, MN for the Republican National Convention (RNC). But for protesters, the conventions were marred by the massive presence of police in riot