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Archives - June 2004

June 30, 2004, David Johnston & Richard W. Stevenson, The New York Times, Ashcroft, Deft at Taking Political Heat, Hits a Rocky Patch

June 30, 2004, Nina Bernstein, The New York Times, In F.B.I., Innocent Detainee Found Unlikely Ally

June 30, 2004, Michelle Garcia, The Washington Post, Detainee to Be Deported On Immigration Charges: Supporters Allege Racial Profiling in Case

June 30, 2004, U.S. Newsire, Alliance for Justice Press Release

June 30, 2004, Robert Kuttner, The Boston Globe, Narrow victory for the US Constitution

June 29, 2004, Vickie Chachere, Associated press/Bradenton, Ashcroft warns of unspecified, looming terror threat

June 29, 2004, Dave Bohman, Tampa Bay's 10 News, Ashcroft calls for tougher Patriot Act

June 29, 2004, Carolyn Thompson, Associated press/Times Leader, Art professor indicted over biological materials

June 28 & 29, 2004, Supreme Court rulings (Guantanamo Bay detainess, Padilla, Hamdi):

The New York Times:

The Washington Post:

The Boston Globe:



Legal Information Institute, Supreme Court Opinions, Hamdi; Padilla; Guantanamo Bay detainees

June 28, 2004, U.S. Newswire, First Amendment Center Press Release

June 28, 2004, Nat Hentoff, The Village Voice, What Did Bush Know? The inside story of the official manual on how to torture without being prosecuted

June 28, 2004, Tom Squitieri & Dave Moniz, USA TODAY, U.S. Army re-examines deaths of Iraqi prisoners

June 28, 2004, Shaun Waterman, United Press International/The Washington Times, Watchdog probes Ashcroft moves

June 27, 2004, Stephen Kurkjian & Peter DeMarco, The Boston Globe, FBI probes 'sleeper cell' possibility: Investigation of ex-Boston cabdriver extends to 9/11

June 27, 2004, Dana Priest, The Washington Post, CIA Puts Harsh Tactics On Hold: Memo on Methods Of Interrogation Had Wide Review

June 27, 2004, John Mintz & Mike Allen, The Washington Post, Homeland Security, a Politicized Issue: To Suspicious Candidates, the Threat of Attack Is No Longer Above the Fray

June 27, 2004, David Johnston & James Risen, The New York Times, Aides Say Memo Backed Coercion for Qaeda Cases

June 27, 2004, Nick Cohen, The Observer, Democracy's chance: The US Supreme Court is about to decide whether Guantanamo is above the law. Justice is at stake

June 26, 2004, Nancy Chang Interviewed By Matteen Mokalla, Mother Jones, Domestic Abuse: Attorneys from the Center for Constitutional Rights fight to reveal the Abu Ghraib-style abuse of innocent 9/11 detainees in New York.

June 26, 2004, Noelle Crombie, The Oregonian, Mayfield recalls 'dark nights' as FBI witness: The Oregon lawyer erroneously tied to the Madrid bombing asks a Portland audience to question how the Patriot Act is being used

June 26, 2004, John Schwartz & Lowell Bergman, The New York Times, F.B.I. Sees Delay in New Network to Oversee Cases

June 26, 2004, Shelley Murphy, The Boston Globe, Cab driver charged with lying to FBI

June 25, 2004, Agence France Presse/MediaCorp News, Guantanamo tribunals are not a fair trial, warns Attorney General

June 24, 2004, Dana Priest and Bradley Graham, The Washington Post, U.S. Struggled Over How Far to Push Tactics: Documents Show Back-and-Forth on Interrogation Policy

June 24, 2004, Adam Liptak, The New York Times, Author of '02 Memo on Torture: 'Gentle' Soul for a Harsh Topic

June 24, 2004, Curt Anderson, Associated press/Ledger-Enquirer, Justice Dept. Rewrites Advice on Detainees

June 24, 2004, Gail Gibson, Common Dreams News Center/Baltimore Sun, Librarians Set Aside 'Shhh' to Speak Out for Privacy; Patriot Act: Government access to data on library users criticized by the normally quiet types

June 24, 2004, Editorial, The New York Times, The White House Papers

June 23, 2004, The Washington Post, Bush Administration Documents on Interrogation

June 23, 2004, Maria Newman, The New York Times, Reviews of Guantánamo Detainees to Begin Soon, Navy Says

June 23, 2004, Ryan Singel, Wired News, More False Information From TSA

June 23, 2004, Public Citizen press release, Attorney General’s Reclassification of Information Critical of FBI Is Illegal: Project On Government Oversight Has Right to Inform Public of Problems at FBI, Lawsuit Says

June 23, 2004, Editorial, The New York Times, Fast Track at the Airport

June 22, 2004, Lisa Myers, MSNBC, Did Ashcroft brush off terror warnings? NBC exclusive: 9/11 commission interviews FBI officials who contradict Ashcroft testimony

June 22, 2004, Paul Krugman, The New York Times, Noonday in the Shade

June 22, 2004, Associated press/New York Times, White House Plans to Release Interrogation Documents Today

June 21, 2004, R. M. Arrieta, In These Times/AlterNet, The New Immigrant Roundup: Undocumented immigrants have been arrested en masse in a new Homeland Security program

June 21, 2004, Tim Golden & Don Van Natta Jr., The New York Times, U.S. Said to Overstate Value of Guantánamo Detainees

June 21, 2004, The New York Times, Guantánamo Memories, From Outside the Wire

June 21, 2004, Michael Isikoff, Newsweek, Intelligence: The Pentagon—Spying in America? (Concerning Section 502 Amendement to the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 -- S 2386)

June 21, 2004, Edward T. Pound, U.S. News and World Report, Hiding a bad guy named triple X: How the military treated some inmates at Abu Ghraib like 'ghosts'

June 21, 2004, Angie Cannon, U.S. News and World Report, Time bombs in the files: More memos on torture bedevil the Bush team

June 21, 2004, The Age, US to investigate Hicks' lawyers

June 21, 2004, Ronald Brownstein, The Los Angeles Times, Using and Abusing 9/11 Fears to Set National Security Policy

June 19, 2004, David Kravets, Associated press/Daily Herald, CIA contractor charged under Patriot Act in novel use of anti-terror law

June 19, 2004, Ryan Singel, Wired News, Pentagon Seeks U.S. Spy Powers

June 19, 2004, Tom Teepen, The State, The tools for misrule

June 18, 2004, Josh White, The Washington Post, Rumsfeld Authorized Secret Detention of Prisoner

June 18, 2004, Amy Goldstein, The Washington Post, Patriot Act Provision Invoked, Memo Says: FBI Request Came Weeks After Ashcroft Denied Using Controversial Part of Law

June 18, 2004, Helen Dewar, The Washington Post, GOP Senators Block Subpoena on Memos but Prod White House

June 18, 2004, Regina Hackett, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, FBI inquiry left curator uneasy: Henry Art Gallery's Held questioned about Steve Kurtz

June 17, 2004, ACLU, New Records Show That FBI Invoked Controversial Surveillance Powers Weeks After Attorney General Declared that Power Had Never Been Used

June 16, 2004, David Cole, The Washington Post, No More Roundups

June 16, 2004, Michael Isikoff & Mark Hosenball, Newsweek, Facing Defeat? Justice Department lawyers, said to be pessimistic about winning upcoming Supreme Court cases on enemy combatants and Guantanamo prisoners, are now scrambling to bring a case against alleged 'dirty bomber' Jose Padilla

June 16, 2004, Eric Lichtblau, The New York Times, Judge Scolds U.S. Officials Over Barring Jet Travelers

June 16, 2004, Declan McCullagh, CNET, Feds: VoIP a potential haven for terrorists

June 15, 2004, Justin Rood, Congressional Quarterly, Back to the Future: Pentagon Poised for Domestic Intelligence Ops

June 15, 2004, Los Angeles Times, Rights and the New Reality: Making Art a Crime

June 15, 2004, Paul Krugman, The New York Times, Travesty of Justice

June 15, 2004, Fintan Dunne,, Ashcroft may face prison over 9/11 cover-up, says Daniel Ellsberg

June 15, 2004, Larry Everest, ZNet, Pentagon's Green Light to Torture

June 15, 2004, Nat Parry,, Bush's 'Apex' of Unlimited Power

June 14, 2004, Kim Zetter, Wired News, The Son of Patriot Act Also Rises

June 14, 2004, Maria Tomchick, Common Dreams NewsCenter, The Real Domestic Terrorists

June 14, 2004, Lance Gay, Scripps Howard News Service, Post-9/11 laws expand to more than terrorism

June 13, 2004, Dana Priest, The Washington Post, Justice Dept. Memo Says Torture 'May Be Justified' (Includes a link to the text of the 2002 Department of Justice memo on torture)

June 13, 2004, United Press International/The Washington Times, Special checks on Muslims at border to end

June 13, 2004, David G. Savage & Richard B. Schmitt, The Daily Camera, Experts reject Bush lawyers' stand on torture

June 13, 2004, Julian Coman, The Daily Telegraph, Interrogation abuses were 'approved at highest levels'

June 13, 2004, The Boston Globe, Rationalizing torture

June 13, 2004, Jason Burke, The Observer, Secret world of US jails

June 13, 2004, Christopher Smith, The Salt Lake Tribune, Critics take aim at secret court

June 13, 2004, Scott Higham, The Washington Post, A Look Behind the 'Wire' At Guantanamo: Defense Memos Raised Questions About Detainee Treatment as Red Cross Sought Changes

June 12, 2004, Connie Paige, The Boston Globe, Patriot Act is praised in mailing: US attorney steps up advocacy of 2001 law

June 12, 2004, The Guardian, Tortured meanings

June 12, 2004, Richard Norton-Taylor, The Guardian, A torturer's charter: Secret documents show that US interrogators are above the law

June 12, 2004, R. Jeffrey Smith & Josh White, The Washington Post, General Granted Latitude At Prison: Abu Ghraib Used Aggressive Tactics

June 12, 2004, Editorial, The New York Times, Wake Up the Watchdogs

June 11, 2004, Josh White and Scott Higham, The Washington Post, Use of Dogs to Scare Prisoners Was Authorized: Military Intelligence Personnel Were Involved, Handlers Say

June 11, 2004, Bradley Graham, The Washington Post, 3 Charges Placed Against Detainee: Trial by Tribunal Expected

June 11, 2004, The News-Sentinel, President's power vs. laws against torture

June 10, 2004, Peter Slevin and Joe Stephens, The Washington Post, Detainees' Medical Files Shared: Guantanamo Interrogators' Access Criticized

June 10, 2004, Edward Alden, The Financial Times, Dismay at attempt to find legal justification for torture

June 10, 2004, Richard Cohen, The Washington Post, A Plunge From the Moral Heights

June 10, 2004, Emad Mekay, Common Dreams NewsCenter/Inter Press Service, Torture Victims Sue U.S. Security Companies

June 10, 2004, The Berkshire Eagle, FBI's war against bio-art

June 9, 2004, Mike Allen and Dana Priest, The Washington Post, Memo on Torture Draws Focus to Bush: Aide Says President Set Guidelines for Interrogations, Not Specific Techniques

June 9, 2004, Associated press/ABC7 News, CA Soldier Alleges Detainee Abuse In Iraq

June 9, 2004, Associated press/First Coast News, Scientists Say Dirty Bomb Would Be a Dud

June 9, 2004, CSO Magazine, Nation's Chief Security Officers Without Plans for Unconventional Terrorist Attacks: CSO Magazine Survey Identifies Top Three Drivers of Security Spending

June 9, 2004, Gregg Krupa, The Detroit News, Coalition backs bill to restrict Patriot Act: Metro area groups join push to ease anti-terrorist laws

June 9, 2004, Brian Braiker, Newsweek, The 'Patriot' Search: Buying a home? Prepare to pay to have your name checked against a government list of suspected terrorists

June 8, 2004, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearing, Statements by John Ashcroft, Orin Hatch, and Patrick Leahy

June 8, 2004, Nat Hentoff, The Village Voice, Padilla remains gagged, but justice department tells 'his' story: Hoaxing the Supreme Court

June 8, 2004, Laurence Arnold, Bloomberg, U.S.'s Ashcroft Won't Release or Discuss Torture Memo

June 7, 2004, Jess Bravin, Common Dreams NewsCenter/Wall Street Journal, Pentagon Report Set Framework For Use of Torture: Security or Legal Factors Could Trump Restrictions, Memo to Rumsfeld Argued

June 7, 2004, Teresa Hampton& Doug Thompson, Capitol Hill Blue, Where Big Brother Snoops on Americans 24/7

June 7, 2004, Tom Regan, The Christian Science Monitor, Artist falls afoul of Patriot Act: Artist's use of 'harmless' bacteria spurs investigation

June 6, 2004, Elena Lappin, ZNet, The War on Journalism

June 5, 2004, Michael Powell, Washington Post, Padilla Case Puts Lawyers in Limbo, Too

June 5, 2004, Sarah Kershaw, New York Times, Spain and U.S. at Odds on Mistaken Terror Arrest (Brandon Mayfield case)

June 4, 2004, Jacob G. Hornberger, The Future of Freedom Foundation, The Padilla Doctrine Doesn’t Infringe on Freedom — It Destroys It

June 4, 2004, Devin Barrett, Associated Press, Why Did U.S. Hire These 4 Guys? (Justice Dept. hired 4 disgraced U.S. prison officials to run Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison.)

June 4, 2004, Vicki Viotti, The Honolulu Advertiser, Hawai'i internees tell real story

June 4, 2004, Mark Dow, nthposition, "Whatever we want to do with you"

June 3, 2004, Richard Cohen, The Washington Post, It's Not the American Way

June 3, 2004, Jonathan Turley, Common Dreams NewsCenter/The Los Angeles Times, You Have Rights -- if Bush Says You Do

June 3, 2004, Mathew Rothschild, Common Dreams NewsCenter/The Progressive, McCarthyism Watch: S.F. Art Gallery Owner Beaten Up for Showing Anti-Torture Painting

June 3, 2004, John Solomon, The Boston Globe, Despite evidence, man deported: Case demonstrates legal difficulties of terrorism trial

June 3, 2004, Associated press/The Boston Globe, Lawsuit seeks detainee records

June 2, 2004, Democracy Now!, It Happened Here First: Exporting America's Most Notorious Prison Officials to Abu Ghraib

June 2, 2004, Ray McGovern, Common Dreams NewsCenter, Beware of “Credible Intelligence

June 2004, The Progressive, Shredding the Magna Carta

May/June, 2004, Anthony Lewis, Mother Jones, One Liberty at a Time