US: Senate Debates Indefinite Detentions

Civil liberties advocates and U.S. constitutional law scholars lost no time in condemning proposed legislation introduced in the Senate Thursday that would hand the government the power to indefinitely detain terrorism suspects without charge and to conduct trials through military commissions only.

McCain, Lieberman Attempt to Ban Civilian Trials for 'Enemy Combatants'

The legislation by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., would result in banning all civilian trials for terror suspects who have been classified as enemy combatants and forcing their cases into military commissions.

Group Presses Holder on Lawyers Who Defended Gitmo Detainees

Keep America Safe, the organization launched by former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Liz Cheney, put out a new video today pressing the Justice Department to release the names of all the lawyers on staff who either represented or advocated on behalf of Guantanamo detainees.

UK involved in my torture, says suspect

Britain may have colluded with America in the rendition of terror suspects that involved "torture flights" from UK territory, judges were told yesterday.

From Information Clearing House


Liz Cheney wants to keep American safe

by Kelley B. Vlahos


Witch hunts and fishing expeditions were supposed to go out of fashion when young America passed a Constitution and incorporated a Bill of Rights. But that hasn’t stopped our more morally endowed elected (and self-appointed) leaders from pursuing them — for power, political retribution, or to win elections, all under the guise of making this country safe and ‘free,’ blessed by God, and of course, indivisible. Well, that last part doesn’t seem terribly important anymore. In fact, these things only work when we are divided. But let’s move on. The latest Real American to take up this higher mission is Elizabeth Cheney, the self-possessed terror gumshoe and daughter of the man who says we don’t torture enough, bomb enough, or humiliate enough ‘bad guys’ to meet the high tough-guy standards of this free and democratic nation...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


ACLU: Senator Graham Proposes Indefinite Detention Legislation To White House


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