Gitmo’s prying eyes

posted by
January 29, 2012
The American Conservative
by Kelley B. Vlahos  
Posted in Commentary

"Imagine for a moment that you are an attorney working in an office full of other attorneys. The phones are tapped by the government, but you aren’t allowed to use cell phones. The government is potentially monitoring everything you do on the office computers, but you can’t to use your personal laptop for official work. As for sending letters and court documents to your client in jail -- the government gets first crack and a 'cursory review' of each item before it reaches the cell. Sounds like the old Soviet Union, or even another world. In a way it is -- the world of the lawyers for the Office of Chief Defense Counsel for Military Commissions, whose clients are incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay." (01/26/12)  

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