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Bush attorneys who wrote terror memo face backlash

May 7th, 2009

Pressure is mounting against two former Bush administration attorneys who wrote the legal memos used to support harsh interrogation techniques that critics say constituted torture. John Yoo, a constitutional law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, is fighting calls for disbarment and dismissal, while Judge Jay Bybee of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals faces calls for impeachment.

[Memo Regarding the Torture and Military Interrogation of Alien Unlawful Combatants Held Outside the United States]

“一國兩制”條件下香港的管治力量

April 21st, 2009

由中聯辦研究部部長曹二寶撰寫的〈一國兩制條件下香港的管治力量〉,原刊於2008年1月28日的《學習時報》(中共中央黨校刊物),主旨在分析香港回歸後管治力量出現了重要轉變,由過去只有英國政府一支管治隊伍,變成了回歸後「一國兩制」下兩支管治隊伍,即特區政府和「中央、內地從事香港工作的幹部隊伍」。文章認為,香港回歸後來自內地的一支隊伍是香港的重要管治力量,「反映了我們黨作為全國執政黨在香港工作中歷史方位的重大變化」.

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Blagojevich: ‘I Have Done Nothing Wrong’

January 31st, 2009

Chicago Governor defends himself in closing argument at impeachment trial.  Gov. Rod Blagojevich told the Illinois State Senate Thursday that he did not do anything illegal, that he was not receiving a fair impeachment trial, and that he should not be removed from office without the opportunity to call witnesses.

He said he always wanted a chance to “tell the whole story, have every single witness possible; have a chance to be able to show you here in the Senate, show the people of Illinois, show anybody who’s listening that I have done nothing wrong.” But because he couldn’t call witnesses at the hearing, Blagojevich said, that could not happen.

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December 18th, 2008

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