Not Reading the Boston Bomber Suspect His Miranda Rights

By: Saturday April 20, 2013 12:01 pm

(update below) During the press conference after Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested and taken to a hospital seriously injured, FBI Special Agent in Charge Rick Deslauriers told reporters the communities of Boston, Cambridge, Watertown and other cities could “breathe a sigh of relief knowing” there was “no longer a threat to our personal [...]

In Lawsuit, GOP Senators Want to Help Obama Administration Preserve Military Indefinite Detention Powers

By: Thursday December 27, 2012 10:36 am

Senators from the Republican Party have asked a federal appeals court to permit them to participate in oral argument in a lawsuit against the indefinite detention provision of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  Through their lawyers, according to Josh Gerstein of POLITICO, they filed a motion requesting ten minutes to give a presentation on [...]

The Bipartisan Witch Hunt for Leakers in the Obama Administration

By: Tuesday June 12, 2012 10:15 am

(update below) Forty years ago, two reporters widely considered to be heroes of investigative journalism broke the story of the Watergate scandal. They benefited from a leak from a source that became known as “Deep Throat.” The story uncovered numerous crimes committed by President Richard Nixon’s administration and eventually pushed him to resign from the [...]

Dissenting Torture Memo Bush Administration Tried to Destroy Released

By: Wednesday April 4, 2012 11:00 am

A State Department internal memo opposing the Justice Department’s arguments for CIA “enhanced interrogation techniques”—torture—has been released. The memo from February 2006 was written by Philip Zelikow, who at the time was a counselor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. It was believed that all copies of the memo had been destroyed, but on April 3, [...]

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