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Obama wants FDIC Board leadership position to go to Federal Reserve heavyweight

By | 10.21.11 | 11:29 am | More from The Iowa Independent

The White House announced Friday that it will nominate Thomas M. Hoenig, a native of Fort Madison, to the position of vice-chairman of the board of directors for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.


Tom Hoenig

Hoenig, the son of a local plumber and a graduate of St. Benedict’s More…

How to Get Out of Being Held Indefinitely Without Charge

By | 01.22.10 | 5:37 pm

So the Obama administration’s Guantanamo task force has decided that about 50 people ought to be held indefinitely without charge. What’s the remedy to for that? Basically, there’s habeas corpus, the procedure by which a detainee requests that a court determine the validity of the government’s claim to hold More…

The Constitution Project vs. Obama’s Indefinite Detention Decision

By | 01.22.10 | 12:38 pm

In reaction to the Obama administration’s Guantanamo Bay task force recommending that about 50 detainees at Guantanamo be indefinitely detained without trial, the Constitution Project, a prominent civil-libertarian advocacy group, released the following statement:

“Even if the Obama administration continues to work to close Guantánamo, by pursuing a policy


Surprise! John Yoo Believes in Broad Executive Powers

By | 01.04.10 | 7:42 pm

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo has been spewing his grandiose views on presidential power ever since leaving the Bush administration. So although his latest book, “Crisis And Command,” is an unusually ambitious 446-page historical survey of executive power from George Washington to George W. Bush, his More…

Will Prisoners’ Move to Thompson Expand Their Legal Rights?

By | 12.16.09 | 3:47 pm

Among the objections from Congressional Republicans to transferring Guantanamo detainees from Cuba to Illinois is the fear that the prisoners will suddenly have many more rights by virtue of being on U.S. soil.

But is that true?

Actually, it’s not clear, Scott Silliman, a professor at Duke University More…

Introducing TWI’s Gitmo Habeas Scoreboard

By | 12.16.09 | 3:14 pm

Since the Supreme Court ruled last year that detainees at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo have the right to habeas corpus — that is, the right to challenge their detention in court — hundreds of detainees have taken advantage, filing petitions in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. More…

Gitmo Habeas Scoreboard — Government Wins

By | 12.16.09 | 3:09 pm

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Gitmo Habeas Scoreboard — Detainee Wins

By | 12.16.09 | 3:08 pm

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Gitmo Habeas Scoreboard

By | 12.16.09 | 3:08 pm

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U.S. Government Wins Gitmo Habeas Case; Score Is 31-9 in Favor of Detainees

By | 12.15.09 | 12:23 pm

In a rare win for the government in a Guantanamo Bay detainee case, a federal judge ruled Monday that it can continue to hold a 28-year-old Yemeni at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Musa’ab Al-Madhwani has been imprisoned at Guantanamo since October 2002. More…