04 Mar 2011

Rumsfeld Knew: Seton Hall Discovers Memo That Contradicts “Worst of the Worst”

Rumsfeld Confesses to Joint Chiefs of Staff that Guantanamo is Filled with “Low Level” Detainees in Recently Declassified Memo; Finding Calls into Further Question “Recidivism” Representations Read the Seton Hall Report Here. Read Washington Post Report. Seton Hall University School of Law’s Center for Policy & Research has issued a

02 Dec 2010

Seton Hall Law Report Shows U.S. Military Routinely Administered Controversial Drug to Detainees in Guantanamo Bay

Findings suggest detainees were unnecessarily dosed with a medication known to induce hallucinations, paranoia and psychosis. Drug Abuse: An Exploration of the Government Use of Mefloquine at Guantánamo Seton Hall University School of Law’s Center for Policy and Research has issued a report, Drug Abuse: An Exploration of the Government

15 Apr 2010

“One of the Best Pieces of Service I Ever Rendered to My Country”

On March 5, 1770, five men fell dead on a snowy Boston street, shot by British soldiers in what would come to be known as the Boston Massacre. Paul Revere depicted the scene as a “slaughter of the innocents,” and Samuel Adams distributed the print, calling the killings a “bloody butchery,” according to historian David McCullough. When the call went out for an attorney to represent the eight soldiers and their captain, no one answered. A thirty-four year old lawyer, still building a reputation, was asked to defend the hated “Lobster-backs.” Despite expectation of public disapproval, he accepted, believing that “no man in a free country should be denied the right to counsel and a fair trial.” John Adams would later reveal that he lost half his law practice for taking the case, but he also called it “one of the best pieces of service I ever rendered to my country.”

18 Mar 2010

Terrorism: A Double Standard

A lamentable double standard exists in America when, for committing like acts of violence, a Muslim man with an Arabic name is immediately labeled a terrorist, and a White man with a biblical first name and an Irish surname is not. Either these men are terrorists, or they are not.