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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Obama Executive Order to Institutionalize Indefinite Detention
06 Jan 2011
BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.
Obama Executive Order to Institutionalize Indefinite Detention

Interview with Bruce Fein, former assistant deputy attorney general under President Ronald Reagan, conducted by Scott Harris

Under President Bush, many terrorist suspects who were rounded up after the 9/11 attacks were designated as "unlawful enemy combatants" and imprisoned without charge or trial at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba U.S. detention camp and elsewhere. When then-Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama ran for the presidency, he pledged to both close down Guantanamo and reverse what he and many other civil liberties advocates declared were Bush administration violations of the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law.

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