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Feingold: NYT Report Shows We Need To Fix Wiretapping Laws

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on April 17th, 2009 4:38 am by HL

Feingold: NYT Report Shows We Need To Fix Wiretapping Laws
Prompted by that New York Times report that the NSA “went beyond the broad legal limits established by Congress” in intercepting Americans’ communications in recent months, Russ Feingold — who has been the point man in the Senate for efforts…

Torture Memo: As Long As You Don’t Keep The Guy Awake For More Than 11 Days, It’s Fine
Here’s a taste of the Bush administration’s legal rationale, exemplified in one excerpt from the 2002 OLC memo written by Assistant Attorney General Jay Bybee, about the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah, a high-ranking al Qaeda member: Sleep deprivation may be…

Obama Releasing Four Torture Memos
In a statement from President Obama, the administration announced that it would release four of the Bush Justice Department memos justifying harsh interrogation techniques that had been sought in an ACLU lawsuit. One of the memos is from 2002, the…

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