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On Monday, September 20, I will be delivering a talk in the Clason lecture series at Western New England School of Law, in Springfield, Massachusetts. The event will be at noon in the Commons of the Blake Law Center and is open to the public. My topic is “The Obama Administration and the War on Terror – Continuity or Change You Can Believe In?” I’ll be focusing on the resumption of the trials before the Military Commissions in Guantánamo, and particularly the decision to pursue the case of Omar Khadr. More information is available here.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
Percentage increase in the annual number of polio cases in Pakistan since 2005:
A bowl of 4,000-year-old noodles was found in northwestern China; and a spokesman for the Chinese Academy of Sciences said that “this is the earliest empirical evidence of noodles ever found.”
A federal judge sentenced the journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison for sharing a link to information stolen from the private-intelligence firm Stratfor by a hacker in 2011. “Good news!” Brown said in a statement. “They’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex.”
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