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Gonzales Confirmation Hearings; Ohio Vote Challenge

MARK DANNER
Available for a limited number of interviews, Danner is author of the new book Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror and of an opinion piece in today’s New York Times, “We Are All Torturers Now.” In that op-ed, Danner wrote: “Through a process of redefinition largely overseen by Mr. Gonzales himself, a practice [torture] that was once a clear and abhorrent violation of the law has become in effect the law of the land. … Mr. Gonzales is unfit [to serve as attorney general] because the slow river of litigation is certain to bring before the next attorney general a raft of torture cases that challenge the very policies that he personally helped devise and put into practice. He is unfit because, while the attorney general is charged with upholding the law, the documents show that as White House counsel, Mr. Gonzales, in the matter of torture, helped his client to concoct strategies to circumvent it.”
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MARJORIE COHN
Professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, executive vice president of the National Lawyers Guild, and the U.S. representative to the executive committee of the American Association of Jurists, Cohn wrote the articles “Redefining Torture” and “The Quaint Mr. Gonzales.”
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HARVEY WASSERMAN
BOB FITRAKIS
Based in Ohio, Fitrakis and Wasserman co-wrote the article “Ten Preliminary Reasons Why the Bush Vote Does not Compute, and Why Congress Must Investigate Rather than Certify the Electoral College.”
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For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167