The most detailed documents describing the Central Intelligence Agency’s secret interrogation, rendition, and detention program are now online in the American Civil Liberties Union’s new Torture Database. Here are three of the most important memos of the 5,000-plus that the ACLU obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and legal challenges going back to 2003, according to Alexander Abdo, staff attorney for the ACLU’s National Security Project.
Attorney General Eric Holder expressed support Thursday for a proposal by the US Sentencing Commission to amend its recommended sentences. The guidelines are part of a bigger recalibration of the war on drugs.
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