As the U.S. Senate's immigration overhaul has inched forward, shepherded by our own Sen. Marco Rubio, South Floridians have hotly debated the most contentious issues: English-speaking requirements for immigrants, long wait periods for citizenship, a ban on LGBT benefits. But it seems we've ignored ... More >>
Florida's legislature is not famous for passing competent, legally sound bills. (Remember when they tried to forbid doctors from talking to patients about guns and the courts were like, "LOL! First Amendment. No." Good times.)Still, it takes a particularly dumb law to simultaneously piss off all of ... More >>
Who knew the Casey Anthony verdict would have implications on the United States' interpretation of the Geneva Conventions? According to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, the failure of a Florida jury to convict Anthony proves the need to try terrorist suspects at military tribunals outsid ... More >>
When we toured and wrote about Guantánamo Bay a couple of months ago, the military had already tossed out any pretense that waterboarding and other torture techniques had been used on inmates. But no one really knew how often the military and the CIA decided to violate the Geneva Conventions and hu ... More >>
Who will claim the throne of the pancake purveyors?
Last year Congress negated habeas corpus rights for Guantanamo detainees. Now the U.S. Department of Justice has requested that a DC appeals court limit civilian lawyers' access to Gitmo clients to three visits. The DOJ has also requested the right to read correspondence between lawyers and detainee ... More >>