Gonzales Hearing Blog: Real Time Analysis

Human Rights First has a blogger providing real-time legal analysis on the Alberto Gonzales confirmation hearing scheduled to begin at 9:30am. This is a great resource to understand the subtleties of the hearing. Avi Cover, the blogger, was the author of the Human Rights First report that examined Gonzales’ record and was also a part of the legal team for Rasul, the main plaintiff in the Guanatanamo Bay Supreme Court case decided in June 2004.

Update: The White House refuses to release additional Gonzales documents. Via Raw Story.

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  • Re: Gonzales Hearing Blog: Real Time Analysis (none / 0) (#1)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Thu Jan 06, 2005 at 10:18:35 AM EST
    This is just a show, Gonzales job is in, one of the guys!questioning him said he is the "real deal" all want him doing the job and all like him, so what is that saying about our non government? you will see soon, hearing on the cashless society and hearings on the rights of the little people, meaning you!

    Re: Gonzales Hearing Blog: Real Time Analysis (none / 0) (#3)
    by desertswine on Thu Jan 06, 2005 at 03:58:07 PM EST
    Perhaps it would help were Gonzales forced to testify with a broomstick up his arse, as he himself recommended for others.

    Re: Gonzales Hearing Blog: Real Time Analysis (none / 0) (#2)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Thu Jan 06, 2005 at 08:15:14 PM EST
    I listened to/watched the Senate confirmation hearings today. It was Senator Joe Biden who, after asking some apparently-tough questions, then undercut the point of them (and all the others) by adding the gratuitous "real deal" comment. By the end of the Senators' questions and comments, I was very upset with their lack of holding Gonzales responsible for his ongoing inability to recognize that both torture and other acts of inhumanity and cruelty to other humans are wrong and not to be condoned under any circumstances. He did not do that. I am pleased, however, with the current testimony from the Admiral John Hutson (ret.), who is president and dean of Franklin Pierce Law Center; Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh (though I think at first he could have omitted saying that he would not take a position against confirmation and was deferring to the judgment of the Senate, given what he went on to say); and Douglas Johnson, representing victims of torture. Though they are still testifying, so far, taken together, they make compelling the total unacceptability of torture and other cruel and inhuman treatment of anyone. They could not be clearer. It's time that more people re-visited the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Geneva Conventions (in their totality), and other anti-torture laws all already on the books.