Tag: John Ashcroft

Immigrants’ Lawsuit Over Post-9/11 Detention Is Revived

Originally published at the NYTimes by Adam Liptak on 6/17/15 WASHINGTON — Saying that high-ranking Bush administration officials may have taken part in grave constitutional violations after the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal appeals court...

Jose Padilla and how American justice functions

The story of Jose Padilla, continuing through the events of yesterday, expresses so much of the true nature of the War on Terror and especially America's justice system. In 2002, the American citizen was...

U.S. Justice v. the world

By Glenn Greenwald February 18, 2011 Salon.com In March, 2002, American citizen Jose Padilla was arrested in Chicago and publicly accused by then-Attorney-General John Ashcroft of being "The Dirty Bomber." Shortly thereafter, he was transferred to a...

Ashcroft’s Post-9/11 Roundups Spark Lawsuit

By William Fisher ipsnews.net NEW YORK, Sep 27, 2010 (IPS) - Hundreds of people who believe they were falsely detained and imprisoned by the Department of Justice in the wake of the Sep. 11,...

Revealed: Ashcroft, Tenet, Rumsfeld warned 9/11 Commission about ‘line’ it ‘should not cross’

By Sahil Kapur RawStory.com Senior Bush administration officials sternly cautioned the 9/11 Commission against probing too deeply into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, according to a document recently obtained by the ACLU. The...

Ex-FBI Translator Claims Spying at DoD

October 21, 2009 by Bryant Jordan Military.com After seven years of forced silence, a government whistleblower is opening up on what she learned while working as a Turkish translator for the FBI in...