September 28, 2002

Lawyers Group Says Bush Legal Changes Contradict Core Values

The Lawyers Committee for Human Rights issued a report saying that a series of legal changes since September 11 "contradict the core values and principles on which the American government is founded."

Michael Posner, executive director of the Lawyers Committee, said, "Viewed separately, some of the changes may not seem extreme, especially when seen as a response to the September attacks. But when you connect the dots, a different picture emerges. The composite picture outlined by this report shows that too often the U.S. government's mode of operations since September 11 has been at odds with core American and international human rights principles."

-- By David Cogswell

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