Obama NSA Speech: Pretty Words, No Real Change

By: Saturday January 18, 2014 11:06 am

Bottom Line Up Front: The details of Obama’s most recent speech about “changes” to the NSA’s surveillance practices reveal that sadly little of substance will change. A few cosmetic touchups, some nice words, issues tossed into the pit of Congress to fade away in partisan rancor, and high hopes that the issue will slip away [...]

Supreme Court Makes It Even More Impossible for Torture Victims to Win Lawsuits

By: Wednesday April 18, 2012 6:40 pm

The US Supreme Court unanimously decided that foreign political organizations and multinational corporations cannot be sued for the torture or extrajudicial killing of persons abroad under an anti-torture law passed in 1992. The law only gives people the right to sue “an individual,” “who acted under the authority of a foreign nation,” according to the [...]

The Sexual Sadism of the Michigan Department of Corrections

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 1:45 pm

Update: Michigan Department of Corrections Abandons Routine Body Cavity Searches A consortium of civil liberties, religious and health organizations and experts including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are challenging a strip-search procedure prisoners in Michigan’s Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility (WHV) are forced to submit to that is nothing less than sexual sadism by [...]

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