Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Disbarment for Lawyers who Supported Torture

This Week on Sprouts:
Disbarment for Lawyers who Supported Torture
Produced by Dori Smith of Talk Nation Radio

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Attorney's Kevin Zeese of Voters for Peace and Marjorie Cohn of the National Lawyers Guild issue calls to US Bar Associations asking them to disbar 12 attorneys over their violations of codes of ethical conduct in their roles facilitating or fostering torture during the Bush administration.

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Their complaint list includes former Bush administration attorney's general, John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzales, and Michael Mukasey as well as the Assistant Attorney General in the legal counsel department, Jay Bybee. They also want Homeland Security Director, Michael Chertoff disbarred as well as present and former DOJ and DOD officials: John Yoo, Douglas Feith, and Stephen Bradbury, David Addington, Alice Fisher, William Haynes II, and Timothy Flanigan.

Also, Geneve Mantri, Amnesty International's spokesperson on Terror, Counter Terror and Human Rights, on the transfer of Guantanamo prisoner Ahmed Ghialani to New York for trial.

TRT: 29:37
Produced by Talk Nation Radio's Dori Smith in Storrs, Connecticut
Left KU Channel Thursday, June 11, 2009 3PM EST

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Some short clips of former President Bush are used to help provide history for this subject. The narrator of this PBS special, "Torturing Democracy", is Peter Coyote, It was produced by Sherry Jones and aired on PBS stations that carry Bill Moyers Journal. Click here for promo and content.

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