In part 2 of his interview with The Real News Network’s Senior Editor Paul Jay, Michael Ratner discusses the implications of Thursday’s Supreme Court decision which granted Guantanamo detainees the right to appeal to US civilian courts. The interview explores the military implications, political drivers, and reactions from Obama and McCain.
Michael Ratner is President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in New York and Chair of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights in Berlin. He is currently a legal adviser to Wikileaks and Julian Assange. He and CCR brought the first case challenging the Guantanamo detentions and continue in their efforts to close Guantanamo. He taught at Yale Law School, and Columbia Law School, and was President of the National Lawyers Guild. His current books include Hell No: Your Right to Dissent in the Twenty-First Century America, and Who Killed Che? How the CIA Got Away With Murder.
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