Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Guantanamo Bay: Inside a Legal Nightmare

Author Jess Bravin explores the military prison's tangled history in new book 'The Terror Courts'
May 13, 2013 - As the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay enters its fourth month and pressure to close the prison mounts, it's easy to forget that Guantanamo is not only a detention facility but also the site of a unique legal experiment that has no direct precedent in U.S. history. At times, it can be difficult to keep track of the tangled mess of authorities claimed, cases appealed and lives destroyed with Guantanamo at its center. Those looking for clarity on these issues have a new, important resource in author Jess Bravin's book "The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay", which tells the story of the evolution of Guantanamo's legal universe in captivating detail, and provides the reader with a clear picture of just how we arrived at this bizarre moment in our history. read more>>>

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