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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The fact that there are underground CIA facilities somewhere where people are being tortured has been known for a while.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“They couldn't show people what they were really doing, because what they were really doing was illegal and inhumane, ... It's such a fraud. It reminds me of the special concentration camps set up in World War II. They would take the Red Cross there to see there was an orchestra and all sorts of nice things.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“[Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights alluded to Plessy v. Ferguson , the notorious 1896 U.S. Supreme Court case that established the] separate-but-equal ... The legacy of that thought is what we saw at the Superdome.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“This vigilantism demonstrates the utter breakdown of the government. These private security forces have behaved brutally, with impunity, in Iraq. To have them now on the streets of New Orleans is frightening and possibly illegal.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“This lawless situation must not continue. Every imprisoned person should have the right to test the legality of their detention. It is this basic principle that has been denied to our clients,”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It's chilling to read it, not because of one incident but because of what you see here, the United States was running here, was a two-and-a-half year interrogation camp,”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The Supreme Court has not closed the doors of justice to the detainees imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay. This is a major victory for the rule of law and affirms the right of every person, citizen or non-citizen, detained by the United States to test the legality of his or her detention in a U.S. Court.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“This lawless situation must not continue, ... Every imprisoned person should have the right to test the legality of their detention. It is this basic principle that has been denied to our clients.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is an outrage that the U.S. government put him before a tribunal that is essentially a court of conviction not of justice.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The conscience of our nation is up for grabs.”

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