Bill to ban secret law-changes introduced

Raw Story

09/17/08

The Bush administration’s practice of relying on classified legal ‘opinions’ from the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Council to reinterpret laws to mean whatever the president needs them to mean has produced such gems as ‘extraordinary rendition’ and ‘enhanced interrogation.’ With George W. Bush just a few short months from returning to his Texas ranch full time, two Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation that would prevent the White House’s next occupant from engaging in similar efforts to rewrite the law...

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Washington’s false logic of torture

CounterPunch
by Ron Jacobs

09/18/08

Logic is a process whereby one makes an argument based on a premise. If the premise is false, the process of logic can still prove it, albeit possibly not as easily or convincingly as a true premise. Law follows the process of logic in deciding human guilt or innocence. However, law has fewer false premises since most laws and their application are based on previous experiences with said law. As Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights makes clear in his book The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld, the legal rationalization for the US torture of its prisoners is based on a false premise...

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