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Michael Ratner

Michael Ratner

Michael Ratner, 1943-2016, was an American attorney and president of the Center for Constitutional Rights. He served as attorney for Julian Assange and Wikileaks. He is co-author with Margaret Ratner Kunstler of “Hell No: Your Right to Dissent in the Twenty-First Century” (2011).

Articles by this author

 

Lift Assange Out of Legal Limbo

WikiLeaks editor remains unjustly holed up in Ecuadoran Embassy two years later.

Michael Ratner ·




Julian Assange Is Right to Fear US Prosecution

There are clear signs that the US is on track to prosecute the WikiLeaks founder, which, as his US lawyer, I advise him to heed, despite the denials of the Obama administration

Michael Ratner ·


Guantánamo at 10: The Defeat of Liberty by Fear

The unprecedented executive powers assumed by both presidents since 9/11 have crippled America's body politic

Michael Ratner ·


Anwar al-Awlaki's Extrajudicial Murder

The law on the use of lethal force by executive order is specific. This assassination broke it – that creates a terrifying precedent

Michael Ratner ·



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