Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Behind the Lines for Tuesday, May 12, 2009 — 3 P.M.

By David C. Morrison, Special to Congressional Quarterly

Courts and rights:
Aside from the president’s executive order on closing the Guantanamo detention center posted at the camps, “signs of the coming shutdown are hard to find,” The Miami Herald spotlights — while AP has ex-Veep Dick Cheney deriding the very idea of shuttering the facility. A Chicago Tribune profile ponders at length an area civil rights attorney whose practice has been consumed by the legal struggle over rights for enemy combatants. Germany’s interior minister complains that Washington has not provided Berlin with enough info on Gitmo detainees to take a decision on whether to harbor any of them, Reuters reports.

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