As civil rights advocates fight for the release of the Bush administration documents related to the war on terrorism, a group of government lawyers has revealed the CIA has destroyed videotapes of interrogation proceedings.
In response to a recent statement by Attorney General Eric Holder that the administration would consider banning semi-automatic rifles, an industry association has said a ban would be counterproductive and illegal.
Political and community leaders have called on President Obama to create a commission to investigate the detention, treatment and transfer of detainees during George W. Bush’s administration.
An Arizona jury has rejected the claims brought by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund against an Arizona rancher who detained 20 illegal aliens on his property in 2004.
A politician and former UN official has said that America’s "war on terror" contributed to an erosion of human and civil rights around the world.
A coalition of human rights groups has written to President Obama to request access to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
Although President Obama has announced the closure of the Guantanamo Bay camp, it appears that the CIA will still be able to use special techniques in handling terrorist suspects.
A major civil liberties organization has petitioned the Justice Department to release secret memos dating from the time of the Bush administration.
Government records indicate that key federal agencies have fallen short on compliance with existing laws protecting civil liberties.
Commenting on President Obama’s first executive orders, a senior senator hails a new era but bemoans the damage sustained by America’s national security.