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Do No Harm: The American Psychological Association wavers on its detainee...

The American Psychological Association is wavering on a year-old policy designed to prevent psychologists from working with military or national security detainees. Meeting in Denver...

Why Gitmo detainees won’t save a dud Colorado supermax

The plan to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has triggered a flurry of election-year fear mongering about the possibility of federal detainees...

Bennet, Gardner and Coffman reject Obama’s Gitmo plans

Members of arrollolorado's congressional delegation were swift to respond to President Barack Obama's case he delivered this morning to close the detention facility at Guantanamo...

Keefe: Relocate Gitmo detainees, just not in my backyard

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GOP forces Obama’s Gitmo shutdown plans into 2016 debate

Sen. Cory Gardner sent a letter to President Barack Obama Tuesday demanding that the Department of Defense drop any plans to transfer detainees from the Guantanamo...

News Poem: ‘Decline’

    "I wrote this poem in Denver, CO, in the summer of 2013, when the story broke in the news of the hunger strike by...

Gridlocking the pope on Gitmo

The Vatican has waded into the debate, frozen on Capitol Hill for six years, concerning the status of the men held in legal limbo...

Obama nominee Kagan has embraced expanded executive authority

Solicitor General Elena Kagan will be President Obama’s second Supreme Court nominee. The emerging conventional wisdom is that Kagan, a rare nominee for the high court who hasn’t been a judge, is a very smart blank slate. On at least one category of issues that Kagan will face — the intersection of national security and law during a time of war — that conventional wisdom looks correct. But there’s a proxy for that set of issues, however inexact, that offers a few clues in advance of her confirmation hearings: Kagan’s deference to executive power.

A Gitmo Camp Delta photo notebook

President Obama is more than four months past the deadline he set to shutter the internationally infamous Camp Delta War on Terror prison and interrogation facility here. Approximately 180 detainees remain behind the wire and within the walls of the seven camps of the prison. They have been here for years and most have never been charged with a crime or wartime offense. Attorneys representing Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen imprisoned here as a teenager in 2002 and one of the few charged with a crime--murder and material support for terrorism-- will argue at a pre-trial hearing tomorrow that coerced testimony should be banned from his military commission trial.
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