Friday, March 03, 2006

how low can you go

Bush administration lawyers, fighting a claim of torture by a Guantanamo Bay detainee, yesterday argued that the new law that bans cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of detainees in U.S. custody does not apply to people held at the military prison.

A Senate committee yesterday rejected a bipartisan proposal to establish an independent office to oversee the enforcement of congressional ethics and lobbying laws, signaling a reluctance in Congress to beef up the enforcement of its rules on lobbying.

Amnesty International releases report - Abuse of Women in Custody: Sexual Misconduct and the Shackling of Pregnant Women

Media Girl - Conservatives can't wait to enact forced pregnancy laws, state by state (updated).

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