Three blog postings you should read if you care about freedom or justice:
- Obsidian Wings on HR 952, a bill that would ban 'extraordinary rendition'
- Lyle Denniston at the SCOTUS Blog describing the government's application to keep Padilla in the brig pending further proceedings in the wake of Padilla's recent victory; this is a warm-up to:
- Marty Lederman's through and accurate deconstruction of the absurdity and evil that permeates the government's arguments in support of its request to continue to hold Padilla in durance vile
HR 952 should be considered…at issue is the effectiveness of torture (can it be effective? Ever? Never?), and reciprocity against captured US troops. Oh, there are plenty of other related issues, but I’m trying to be pithy. At the very least lets debate it.
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