Pacifica’s Law and Disorder Updates – Military Commissions Act 2006/Habeas Corpus
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An afternoon in front of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Courthouse awaiting Lynne Stewart’s sentencing
Law and Disorder brings you the voices, attorneys and Lynne Stewart’s first statements following her sentencing from the steps of the courthouse near Foley Square in downtown Manhattan, New York City. Hundreds of Lynne Stewart supporters were corralled into a pen on the sidewalk and you’ll hear police shouting at supporters. We begin with comments from demonstrator Irene Sadek, Lynne Stewart supporter – Reverend Anthony P. Johnson, Law and Disorder co-hosts Michael Smith and Michael Ratner, Lynne Stewart at press conference and conclude with amazing details from inside the courtroom in an exclusive Law and Disorder debriefing of attorney Jeff Mackler.
“The judge noted her past in issuing sentence saying: “She has represented the poor, the disadvantaged and the unpopular (and she had) enormous skill and dedication (earning little money for doing it). It is no exaggeration to say that Ms. Stewart performed a public service not only to her clients but to the nation.” Judge Koeltl cited the many hundreds of letters of support Stewart received from law professors, former prosecutors, retired judges and former clients. One or more of them came from Ramsey Clark, a man of such enormous stature and eminence himself, he can’t be ignored.”
“This is it guys, we’re talking about a Police State.” – Michael Ratner
Co-hosts Michael Ratner and Michael Smith discuss several key points inside the Military Commission Act.
The Military Commissions Act was recently signed into law. Law and Disorder hosts Michael Ratner and Michael Smith discuss the implications in the context of what this means for the Habeas Corpus law, US citizens, US non citizens and Guantanamo detainees. Hosts also discuss Halliburton and KBR contracts to build detention centers in the United States. Law and Disorder will have more on detention centers in the weeks to come.