A representative of the ACLU of Southern California takes issue with the ruling, saying an immigration judge is not an adequate substitute for a lawyer.
"A single, uncorroborated source of information -- including a Facebook or Twitter post" -- is enough to put innocent foreigners and Americans on a watchlist of "known" and "suspected" terrorists shared with foreign and domestic agencies as well as private contractors, ACLU legislative counsel Arjun Sethi writes at The Guardian on Saturday.
The "Daily Show" host explains how the true difference between administrations is "not necessarily what they do but what they say to get to do it."
The Department of Justice memo released by NBC News on Monday, which asserts the right of U.S. officials to kill American citizens without due process, “equates government accusations with guilt,” writes Glenn Greenwald in The Guardian.
The Obama administration continues to embrace rendition -- “the [controversial] practice of holding and interrogating terrorism suspects in other countries without due process” -- as it remains at odds with Congress over how to apprehend and try such suspects overseas, The Washington Post reports.
"The federal government experimented with indefinite detention of United States citizens during World War II, a mistake we now recognize as a betrayal of our core values," Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Wednesday as she introduced an amendment to end the provision. "Let's not repeat it."
I spent four hours in a third-floor conference room at 86 Chambers St. in Manhattan on Friday as I underwent a government deposition.
According to Attorney General Eric Holder, it is within the government's rights to kill American citizens implicated in anti-U.S. terrorist plots hatched abroad. Along with general human rights concerns, this raises some issues vis-à-vis the Constitution and the Fifth Amendment.