Related Newswires Articles on Torture from the ACLU


Newswire Updates from the ACLU:

Justice Department Ethics Report No Substitute For Criminal Investigations
from ACLU Newsroom

NEW YORK – According to news reports, a draft report from the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility concludes that the lawyers who wrote the “torture memos” legally sanctioning illegal interrogation methods committed serious lapses of judgment but should not be prosecuted. The Washington Post reports that former Bush administration officials launched a behind-the-scenes campaign to get the Justice Department to soften the ethics report.

FBI Inspector General Reports 35 Percent Error Rate On Terror Watchlist
from ACLU Newsroom

WASHINGTON – A report released today by the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General found that the FBI’s terrorist watchlist may contain a 35 percent error rate. The audit revealed that large portions of the list are governed by no formal processes for updating or removing records. The audit confirms that the nation’s watchlist system is massively broken.

Published 29 April 09:

Federal Court Permits Landmark ACLU Rendition Case To Go Forward
from ACLU Newsroom

NEW YORK – A federal appeals court today ruled that a landmark American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen DataPlan Inc. for its role in the Bush administration’s unlawful extraordinary rendition program can go forward. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court dismissal of the lawsuit, brought on behalf of five men who were kidnapped, forcibly disappeared and secretly transferred to U.S.-run prisons or foreign intelligence agencies overseas where they were interrogated under torture. The government had intervened, improperly asserting the “state secrets” privilege to have the case thrown out. Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled, as the ACLU has argued, that the government must invoke the state secrets privilege with respect to specific evidence, not to dismiss the entire suit.

Published 21 March 09:

CIA Says It Has 3,000 Documents Related To Destroyed Interrogation Tapes
from ACLU Newsroom

NEW YORK – In connection with an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit seeking information on detainee abuse, the CIA today disclosed that it has a list of roughly 3,000 summaries, transcripts, reconstructions and memoranda relating to 92 interrogation videotapes that were destroyed by the agency. The CIA refused, however, to disclose the list to the public. The agency also refused to publicly disclose a list of witnesses who may have viewed the videotapes or retained custody of the videotapes before their destruction.

The following YouTube video was produced and presented by Moveon.org

Impeach Jay Bybee

Jay Bybee is responsible for some of the worst of the Bush torture memos. And now? He’s a federal judge. Jay Bybee showed no respect for our laws and isn’t fit to be a judge. Can you sign our petition to Congress calling for the impeachment of Jay Bybee?


2 Responses to “Related Newswires Articles on Torture from the ACLU”

  1. May 7, 2009 at 3:16 PM

    Hey there
    Enjoyed your blog, and I have read a few of the other ones as well. Take a look at my blog: drmyers.wordpress.com; Recent Post about Bush Memo’s! (http://drmyers.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/bad-advice-to-the-president-will-lawyers-pay-the-piper/).
    I’d love to dialog with you about perhaps placing a link there so my readers could take a look at what you’re doing.
    Again, keep up the suburb work!
    Aaron Myers

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