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Jordan Flaherty : The Battle for New Orleans Continues

New Orleans after Katrina. Image from Slate. Six years after Katrina: The battle for New Orleans continues Political power has shifted to whites, but blacks have not given up their struggle for a voice — and justice. By Jordan Flaherty … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : The Battle for New Orleans Continues

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Michael Deutsch : Justice Dept. Ups Ante Against Anti-War Activists

Above, Chicago demonstrators protest after September 24, 2010 FBI raids on anti-war activists. Below, supporters in Minneapolis prepare signs for demonstration protesting FBI raids and grand jury subpoenas. Photos from Fight Back! News.‘Material support’ for terrorism:FBI actions, grand jury subpoenas … finish reading Michael Deutsch : Justice Dept. Ups Ante Against Anti-War Activists

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Lamar W. Hankins : Obama Not Legally Bound to Appeal DADT Ruling

A member of the military who was fired because of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, at a press conference on Capitol Hill May 3, 2010. Photo from Newscom.There is no legal reason to appealruling on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Clearly, the … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Obama Not Legally Bound to Appeal DADT Ruling

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Supremes : ‘Suspected Enemy Combatant’ no Longer a ‘Person’

Portrait of a non-person. Image from girloftomorrow.Dred Scott redux:Enemy combatants denied legal standing …once again, 144 years after the Civil War, we have established as the law of the land and the policy of the United States government that whole … finish reading Supremes : ‘Suspected Enemy Combatant’ no Longer a ‘Person’

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The Terrorist Trials : Proving We’re a Nation of Laws

Rooftop snipers, armored vehicles and lock-down zones around the courthouse are part of the security plan during the trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and his cohorts. Photo by Schwartz / Daily News.Are we a nation of laws?The trial of Khalid … finish reading The Terrorist Trials : Proving We’re a Nation of Laws

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Cannabis Café : Getting High in Portland

Portland’s Cannabis Cafe opened on Friday the 13th of November, 2009. Photo from The Portland Mercury.Dutch-style pot shop:Cannabis Café is medical marijuana salon …the cafe comes almost a month after the Obama administration told federal attorneys not to prosecute patients … finish reading Cannabis Café : Getting High in Portland

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Siegelman Case : Holder Carries Water for Bushies

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, left, and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy. Image from AP.Eric Holder’s DOJ supports the prosecution:No new trial for former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman Many progressives have joined in complaining about a thoroughly politicized DOJ. Yet … finish reading Siegelman Case : Holder Carries Water for Bushies

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Dick Cheney: The Dangerous Legacies Live On

The hidden hand of Dick CheneyBy Juan Cole / May 13, 2009 Out of office, he continues to push his tortured version of reality — and his vision of an imperial presidency — and there are signs he is succeeding. … finish reading Dick Cheney: The Dangerous Legacies Live On

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Kahlah al-Marri : Supremes May Hear Major Detention Case

The Supreme court may hear the case of Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri who has been detained in a brig in South Carolina for five years. Photo from www.psaonline.‘The Supreme Court is now being asked to consider the legality of Marri’s … finish reading Kahlah al-Marri : Supremes May Hear Major Detention Case

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What Did Bush Tell Gonzales? It Ain’t Pretty…

Bush and Gonzales: Who told whom to do what and when? Photo by Joshua Roberts-Pool / Getty Images.  Sources say Alberto Gonzales now claims that President Bush personally directed him to John Ashcroft’s hospital room in the infamous wiretap renewal … finish reading What Did Bush Tell Gonzales? It Ain’t Pretty…

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Charges Likely Against Blackwater Guards in Shooting of Iraqi Citizens

An Iraqi policeman inspects a car that was destroyed when Blackwater security guards opened fire in Baghdad, killing 17 civilians. Photo by Khalid Mohammed / AP.‘An Iraqi government investigation concluded that the security contractors fired without provocation’By Del Quentin Wilber … finish reading Charges Likely Against Blackwater Guards in Shooting of Iraqi Citizens

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Report : Gonzales Aides Broke Laws in Hiring

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee in July, 2004. Photo by Doug Mills / The New York Times.Politics guided decisions in systematic wayBy Eric Lichtblau / July 29, 2008 Senior aides to former Attorney General Alberto … finish reading Report : Gonzales Aides Broke Laws in Hiring

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