09/21/10 – Elaine Cassel – The Scott Horton Show

Elaine Cassel, civil liberties attorney and author of The War on Civil Liberties: How Bush and Ashcroft have Dismantled the Bill of Rights, discusses the 9th Circuit Court’s decision — based on state secrets privilege — that denies Binyam Mohamed due process for his rendition and torture by the CIA and proxy groups, the legal immunity enjoyed by judges and prosecutors from gross misconduct (other than taking bribes), why a court ruling against NSA warrantless wiretapping isn’t enough to stop a determined Executive Branch and how the Republican Party’s spellbound descent into conspiratorial nonsense continues unabated.


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