Wednesday, January 13, 2010

ACLU Sues Library of Congress on Behalf of Former Guantánamo Prosecutor

On January 8, 2010, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the Library of Congress on behalf of Col. Morris Davis, the former chief prosecutor for the Guantánamo military commissions, who was terminated from his job at the Library's Congressional Research Service (CRS) because of his of opinion pieces he wrote about the military commissions system. The lawsuit charges that CRS violated Davis's right to free speech and due process when it fired him for speaking as a private citizen about matters having nothing to do with his responsibilities at CRS. [The rest of the ACLU's press release is available here].

Further information about the case as well as the ACLU's complaint are also available online.

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