Eric Umansky

Bogus Terror Cases, Vague Laws

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Eric Umansky from Mother Jones discusses his new article “The Department of Pre-Crime,” the so-called Miami 7 plot to blow up the Sears Tower, the bogus case against Jose Padilla, the Lackawanna 6 and the new laws that make it possible for the state to convict people in these dubious cases.

MP3 here. (13:54)

Until last year, Eric Umansky wrote the Today’s Papers column for Slate. He has also been an editor-type at the since-departed Brill’s Content and Mother Jones.

His writing has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post , New Republic, and elsewhere.

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