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October 18, 2007
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In his confirmation hearing today, Judge Mukasey made several remarks that will give pause to those who want to bring an end to U.S. policies authorizing torture and cruel treatment. Most alarmingly...
October 18, 2007
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Here's how President Bush defined torture at yesterday's press conference.Q Thank you, sir. A simple question.THE PRESIDENT: Yes. It may require a simple answer.Q What's your definition of the word "...
October 18, 2007
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In response to a question from Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), Judge Mukasey said this morning that "The president can't authorize torture because torture is barred both by statute and the constitution...
October 18, 2007
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From today's New York Times editorial:Mr. Mukasey’s discussion of torture was good as far as it went, but it was too general. The administration has said that it opposes torture, but what matters is...
October 18, 2007
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From today's hearing:GRAHAM: Would you advise the President of the United States to allow unlawful enemy combatants to have habeas rights, to grant them habeas corpus rights at Guantanamo Bay?MUKASEY...
October 17, 2007
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From the Judiciary Committee Hearing right now: Judge Mukasey declined to make comments on waterboarding in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, saying that too little is known about...
October 17, 2007
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It's live now on C-Span 3, and streaming online at cspan.org.
October 17, 2007
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The video is available here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxuf30PpgAU
October 17, 2007
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The L.A. Times reports that an attempt by a CIA spokesperson to convince Senate aides that everything is on the up and up with the highly unusual investigation of the CIA Inspector General failed to...
October 17, 2007
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Yesterday, Sens. Dick Durbin (D -Ill.), Russ Feingold (D -Wis.) and Edward Kennedy (D - Mass.) requested that President Bush withdraw the nomination of Steven Bradbury to the Office of Legal Counsel...

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