Curtis Caton – Rights and Fights: The Current Politics of Constitutional Law

Rights and Fights: The Current Politics of Constitutional Law
Curtis Caton
Tuesdays, 9:3011:30 am
Oct 6-Nov 10, 2009

What happens when social controversies ripen into lawsuits that reach the U.S. Supreme Court? We will cover the right of privacy in relation to abortion, gay rights, and post-9/11 governmental wire-tapping; environmental law and global warming; torture, extraordinary rendition, and the rights of enemy combatant detainees; school prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and government aid to sectarian education; and problems posed by claims of executive privilege and the state secrets doctrine.

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Jesse Ventura ‘schools’ The View’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck on waterboarding / torture

From Rawstory.com:

“Ventura on The View: If waterboarding is fine, why dont cops do it?

By David Edwards and Stephen Webster

Published: May 18, 2009

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, making a guest appearance on ABCs The View, gave co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck a lesson or two about the torture technique known as waterboarding.

Ventura, who underwent a barrage of torture techniques at the military Survival, Evade, Resist and Escape (SERE) school, confirmed for Hasselbeck that waterboarding is torture and not just an enhanced interrogation technique.

If waterboarding is okay, why dont we let our police do it to suspects to learn what they know? he asked to a chorus of applause.

Thats an interesting question, Hasselbeck said. I understand that question.

If waterboarding is okay, why didnt we waterboard [Timothy] McVeigh and [Terry] Nichols, the Oklahoma City bombers, to find out if there were more people involved? Whats your answer to that? he asked. We only seem to waterboard Muslims.

Thats an extremist statement, said Hasselbeck.

Aha! cheered Ventura. Have we waterboarded anybody else? Name me someone else weve waterboarded.

She could not, instead shifting focus to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) who has been criticized by Republicans for a seeming contradiction in disclosing what she knew about then-President Bushs torture program, and when.

They want her out because she lied? asked Ventura. Why didnt they ask for Bush and Cheney to go out when they lied about why we went into Iraq.

This video is from MSNBCs News Live, broadcast May 18, 2009.”

http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/05/18/ventura-schools-hasselbeck/

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Prosecuting Bush Officials For Torture?

Could it happen here too? Spanish Judge to hear torture case against 6 Bush officials – Thom speaks with Constitutional Law Professor Marjorie Cohn www.marjoriecohn.com

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LAW ABIDING CITIZEN – HD TRAILER

Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. When the killers are caught, Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx), a hotshot young Philadelphia prosecutor, is assigned to the case. Over his objections, Nick is forced by his boss to offer one of the suspects a light sentence in exchange for testifying against his accomplice. Fast forward ten years. The man who got away with murder is found dead and Clyde Shelton coolly admits his guilt. Then he issues a warning to Nick: Either fix the flawed justice system that failed his family, or key players in the trial will die. Soon Shelton follows through on his threats, orchestrating from his jail cell a string of spectacularly diabolical assassinations that can be neither predicted nor prevented. Philadelphia is gripped with fear as Sheltons high-profile targets are slain one after another and the authorities are powerless to halt his reign of terror. Only Nick can stop the killing, and to do so he must outwit this brilliant sociopath in a harrowing contest of wills in which even the smallest misstep means death. With his own family now in Sheltons crosshairs, Nick finds himself in a desperate race against time facing a deadly adversary who seems always to be one step ahead. law abiding citizen, jamie foxx, gerard butler, law, justice, lawyer, revenge, vengeance, 300, gamer, ugly truth, ray, the soloist, the kingdom, dreamgirls, miami vice, jarhead, stealth, collateral, ali, in living color, bait, held up, booty call, bunz, action, adventure, movie, film, suspense, thriller, murder, serial, death, torture, saw, family, matricide, time to kill, death wish, fugitive, trailer, upcoming, release, theatrical, theater, movies, coming soon

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Condi Rice Pulls a Nixon: If the President Orders Torture, It Must be Legal

Watch more at http://www.theyoungturks.com

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Constitutional Law Prof. Turley on War Crimes

“It is equally immoral to stand silent in the face of a war crime and do nothing.”

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