Tag Archives: human rights

Suspected Terrorists Arrested Before Leaving US

The Justice Department has arrested two men who were planning on traveling to Somalia to join a group affiliated with Al-Qaida. The men were allegedly planning on training overseas, and then carrying out acts of terrorism. The two men were…

Former President Bush Casually Admits to Using Waterboarding

Former President Bush has casually admitted that he had one of the 9/11 suspects waterboarded and said he would do it again to save lives. The remark was surprising, given that waterboarding is generally viewed as torture, and the admission…

America Would Support an Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

A recent poll indicates that the majority of Americans would support an openly gay Supreme Court justice. The poll indicated 55% of persons polled would support an openly gay justice, while 40% would oppose the idea. The poll results are…

US Supreme Court Halts Execution One Hour Before Scheduled

The US Supreme Court halted the execution of a Texas inmate just one hour before it was scheduled to take place. The execution has been stayed pending the court’s consideration of a petition on civil grounds. The defendant is asking…

Why Can’t the US Follow Europe’s Lead in Abolishing the Death Penalty?

The evidence, and public opinion, suggests the US should follow Europe’s lead and abolish the death penalty. Bianca Jagger recently delivered a speech at the Fourth Congress Against the Death Penalty in Geneva, Switzerland and raised a number of key…

Texas Judge Under Fire For Conduct in Death Penalty Case

Special prosecutors in Texas are demanding consequences for the controversial actions of a Texas judge who presided over a death penalty case. The Commission of Judicial Conduct is accusing the judge of smearing the judiciary after she refused to keep…