Monthly Archives: January 2010

CIA official who said waterboarding was successful retracts his claim

A former CIA official who previously said waterboarding was an effective means of interrogation, and referred to a specific incident regarding an Al Qaeda operative, now admits he has no firsthand knowledge of the technique or its effectiveness. In 2007,…

PETA Pie

Interesting news story yesterday: “Pie hit should earn PETA ‘terrorist’ label: MP” (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2010/01/26/nl-byrne-terrorism-012610.html).  According to the CBC, a protest pie thrown by a member of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) at the Federal Fisheries Minister, Gail Shea,…

New York Paves an Easier Path for Transgender Name Changes

Two recent decisions, along with countless volunteer lawyers, have made it easier for transgender individuals to change their name in New York. In the first case, the New York appeals court held that individuals seeking name changes are not required…