According to a new report put out by Human Rights First, the number of detainees held in the U.S. Prison at Bagram has nearly tripled, to 1,700 since 2008. Daphne Eviatar, an attorney at Human Rights First, examines what this means as the President announced his troop drawdown plan for Afghanistan.
The Supreme Court will re-hear arguments today in a case that could have serious implications for campaign finance reform. The case regards the funding and distribution of "Hillary: The Movie", which was backed by conservative group Citizens United, and whether such funding falls under campaign finance regulations. Daphne Eviatar, legal ...
Barack Obama's first full day in office was full of decisions related to questions of Executive power and the Constitution: an order to close Guantanamo; a freeze on last minute Bush regulations; an executive order on secrecy; and the suspension of military commissions. Daphne Eviatar, legal correspondent for the
Five prisoners were released from Guantanamo yesterday, and Barack Obama has pledged to close the prison. Daphne Eviatar, legal correspondent for the Washington Independent, looks at the future of detention policy when it comes to terror suspects.
Attorney Daphne Eviatar explains the legal rights of the Blackwater guards employed in Iraq, and explains why the families of deceased guards are currently suing Blackwater. Her article in the October issue of Harper’s is "Contract with America: Hard Terms for the Soldier of Fortune."
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