While the Obama administration has been soft on pursuing justice for victims of Bush-era human rights violations, it’s at least comforting to know that the US court system is picking up a teensy bit of the slack. On Monday, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a 2-1 decision that a civil lawsuit brought by two American men against Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and the US government alleges sufficient evidence to proceed.
1 year agoAugust 10, 2011 8 notes Reblog
The more aggressive pat-down procedures ordered by the federal Transportation Security Administration in October, along with machines that peer through clothing, go too far and violate people’s privacy and their protections from intrusive government, the legislators say.
2 years agoMay 16, 2011 5 notes Reblog