Pentagon attacks Gitmo detainees’ lawyers

AlterNet
by Marjorie Cohn

01/16/07

In one of the most severe blows the Bush administration has dealt to our constitutional democracy, the Pentagon attacked the lawyers who have volunteered to represent the Guantanamo detainees. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Charles Stimson threatened corporate lawyers who agree to defend the men and boys imprisoned there. Flashing a list of corporations that use law firms doing this pro bono work, Stimson declared, ‘Corporate C.E.O.’s seeing this should ask firms to choose between lucrative retainers and representing terrorists’...

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