In the most non-rightblogger tone possible, Obama has been on quite a roll when it comes to his administration's assault on civil liberties lately.
Not one, not two, but three different pieces of legislation and policy with the potential to drastically infringe on the civil liberties of Americans ... More >>
It sounded like a panel of Federal Appeals Court judges drilled lawyers with a barrage of questions yesterday during a hearing of oral arguments in the high-profile lawsuit against the Obama administration over the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.
Of course, that's a bit tough to confirm c ... More >>
The Obama administration's efforts to enshrine sweeping 9/11-era rollbacks of civil liberties and constitutional rights as federal law hit a serious roadblock yesterday, as a federal judge struck down clauses of the National Defense Authorization Act as unconstitutional.
The offending section of th ... More >>
The question being argued in federal court in Lower Manhattan yesterday boiled down to this: Is a law authorizing the indefinite military detention of American citizens with only the barest recourse to civil courts constitutional?
The lawsuit against the Obama administration was filed in January by ... More >>
U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, 23, who has been locked in solitary confinement for ten months, under conditions that some argue count as torture, has been hit with 22 military charges for his involvement in allegedly passing secret U.S. diplomatic cables to Julian Assange's WikiLeaks organizat ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
June 24, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 25
U.S. v. N.Y. Times v. Zion v. Earth
By Nat Hentoff
As has been noted in the Washington Post, among other places, I printed the only pre-publication reference to the New York Times' story on the secret Pe ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.
One of Our Agents is Missing & The Mongol Mask
Author: David St. John, aka E. ... More >>
Well, maybe not--but the secret government papers that caused a freedom of the press firestorm in 1971 are the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary (The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers) and now a play called Top Secret: The Battle For The Pentagon P ... More >>
"I am only ashamed that I waited this many months to act. I hereby resign my membership in the Church of Scientology."
Over the past few days, a remarkable letter was published in four parts at the blog of Marty Rathbun, a former high-level Scientology official who has left the church and no ... More >>
Tough-guy reporter Sidney Zion has died of cancer at the age of 75. Trained as a lawyer, Zion flourished as a political journalist in New York -- though rarely in the same venue for long. "I am journalism's Billy Martin," he said. "I get hired and fired. I get fired for doing what they want m ... More >>