Truthdig tips its hat to the Navy lawyer who on Dec. 11 won a major ACLU award for his successful defense in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the U.S. Supreme Court case that dashed Bush administration efforts to try terror suspects in special military courts.
A European Union oversight committee has concluded that the data sharing program between the U.S. and a European financial consortium broke the law by violating the civil liberties of European citizens. The decision may prompt the EU’s ruling body to sue Belgium for allowing the program to continue.
Bob Perry, a Karl Rove-connected backer of the Swift Boat attacks on John Kerry, has pumped $5 million into a new group targeting Democratic candidates. We’re sure he’ll play fair this time. (h/t: Huff Po)