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Fifteen States Ask Federal Government To Prohibit Binding Arbitration Provisions In Nursing Home Contracts

One of the founding principles of the United States is trial by jury.  Thomas Jefferson famously said: “I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Paine, 1789. I’ve written before about “arbitration […]

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ACLU Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Psychologists Who Designed CIA Interrogation Program

The American Civil Liberties Union has recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of three prisoners of the United States Central Intelligence Agency who had been subjected to the government’s “enhanced interrogation” program.  The defendants in the lawsuit, James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, are psychologists who allegedly designed and oversaw the CIA interrogation program. According to […]