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Thursday, December 6, 2007

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  • Attorneys Ask Supreme Court to Restore the Right to Habeas Corpus for Guantanamo Prisoners

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    On Wednesday, attorneys for prisoners at Guantanamo called on the Supreme Court to restore the Constitution and grant the prisoners habeas corpus — the right to challenge their imprisonment before a judge. “All have been confined at Guantanamo for almost six years, yet not one has had meaningful notice of the factual grounds of their detention,” said former Solicitor General Seth Waxman in his oral arguments. [includes rush transcript]

  • James Ridgeway on the 2008 Democratic Contenders

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    With the Iowa Caucus less than a month away, James Ridgeway, co-author of The Contenders, discusses "the two John Edwardses," Governor Bill Richardson’s "run" for the vice presidency and Sen. Chris Dodd’s ties to the banking industry. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Battle for Basra & Iraq’s Oil

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    With over 80 percent of the country’s known oil reserves, Basra holds the key to Iraq’s economy. Without its revenues the central government in Baghdad would collapse. The struggle for power in Basra is central to the larger battle for control in the new Shiite dominated Iraq. This is a report from Basra by independent filmmaker Rick Rowley of Big Noise films. [includes rush transcript]

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