Constitution Project

The Constitution Project is a politically independent think tank established in 1997 to promote and defend constitutional safeguards. More information about the Constitution Project is available at http://constitutionproject.org/.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, February 19, 2009
Constitution Project Joins Call for Investigation of Post 9-11 Detainee Policies
Leaders from across the political spectrum, including a former FBI director, an Army general who investigated detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib, and a former Under Secretary of State, today called upon President Obama to appoint a non-partisan commission to examine policies related to the detention, treatment, and transfer of detainees following the September 11 terrorist attacks. The commission would investigate the government's alleged detainee abuse and related constitutional and legal violations.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Constitution Project Disappointed by D.C. Circuit Ruling in Uighurs Case
Today, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit released an opinion , in Kiyemba v. Obama, overturning District Court Judge Ricardo M. Urbina's order to release seventeen Chinese Muslims, known as Uighurs, currently detained at Guantanamo Bay.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Constitution Project Commends Introduction of State Secret Protection Act
The following statement can be attributed to Virginia Sloan, President of the Constitution Project: "The Constitution Project welcomes the introduction of the State Secret Protection Act in the House today. We call upon Congress to pass this legislation quickly. The State Secret Protection Act would protect actual national security secrets from public disclosure and respect the right to have the courts decide legal disputes.
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Monday, February 09, 2009
Constitution Project Disappointed by Justice Department Secrecy Stance
Constitution Project President Virginia Sloan expressed disappointment with the Justice Department's failure to abandon the broad secrecy claims originally made by the Bush administration in a case argued today before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Friday, February 06, 2009
Constitution Project Urges Justice Department to Abandon Overbroad Secrecy Claims
In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Constitution Project President and Founder Virginia Sloan urged the Department of Justice to abandon the broad secrecy claims originally made by the Bush administration in a torture case scheduled for argument on Monday.
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