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Constitution Project Report on Detainee Treatment Concludes U.S. Engaged in Torture

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 1:15 PM

The Constitution Project has released the results of its Task Force on Detainee Treatment in the form of this 577-page report—which concludes that “it is indisputable that the United States engaged in the practice of torture” and that “the nation’s highest officials bear some responsibility for allowing and contributing to the spread of torture.” Here . . .
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Readings: David Cole on Civil Society and Individual Rights After 9/11

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Georgetown law professor David Cole has a new article up on SSRN, “Where Liberty Lies: Civil Society and Individual Rights after 9/11.”  It offers something of a retrospective on the role of civil society organizations in defending a vision of individual rights under the Constitution in the years following 9/11 – these organizations include, Cole . . .
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Transcript of July 17 Event on “Boumediene’s Legacy and the Fate of Guantanamo Detainees”

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Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Here is a transcript of a July 17 event jointly sponsored by the Constitution Project and the law firm of Covington & Burling on “Boumediene’s Legacy and the Fate of Guantanamo Detainees.” I haven’t read it yet, but speakers include Brian Foster of Covington, former U.S. District Judge James Robertson, and Lawfare’s own Steve Vladeck. The . . .
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Tele-debate Tomorrow on the Constitutionality of President Obama’s Recent Recess Appointments

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 2:46 PM

The Constitution Project will be hosting a teleconference debate tomorrow (Wednesday) from 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM EST on the constitutionality of President Obama’s recent recess appointments. Details below the fold.