Scott Horton Interviews Candace Gorman

Scott Horton, December 18, 2009

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Candace Gorman, Chicago civil rights attorney representing two Guantanamo detainees, discusses the delays in getting habeas corpus hearings for her clients, the inadequate health care afforded Gitmo inmates, Matthew Waxman‘s role in having “enemy combatant” status reviews redone until the results were favorable to the government, why detainees headed to Illinois will probably get military tribunals and Gorman’s own attempt to sue the NSA for tapping her phone.

MP3 here. (28:08)

Candace Gorman is an attorney for two Guantanamo detainees, runs The Guantanamo Blog and has written many articles for In These Times and the Huffington Post. She is the principal in the law firm of H. Candace Gorman. The firm concentrates in Civil Rights and employment litigation. The firm handles both individual and class action lawsuits for Plaintiffs under the various civil rights statutes, anti-discrimination laws and under ERISA. In 2004, Attorney Gorman argued and won a unanimous decision before the United States Supreme Court in Jones vs. R.R. Donnelley. Attorney Gorman has lectured widely on the subject of civil rights and employment litigation.

2 Responses to “Candace Gorman”

  1. If we wanted to give Hassan and the Muslims held in Cuba a fair trail , we would follow the constitution and allow them to be tried by a jury of their peers . A fair trail with a infidel jury will not be precieved as justice in the muslim world unless muslims are tried under muslim law . This is the only way these guys can be tried . If the United States government is unwilling to trust a muslim Jury and sharria law with these trails . Then United States should rethink their decision on welomeing Muslims as imigrants and future citizens .

  2. You can bet that our government does not have any politicians , not our former republican government or our present lliberal democratic government . That would risk their political futures on allowing american muslims to try the muslim terrorists under sharri law . If they dont trust Muslims to try these guys . why should we trust them live alongside us and carry firearms in our armies around our kids . The terrorist might not be guilty of any crime under Islamic law . If muslims dont think this a crime we really should not have them here . I believe that In fact these guys are very devout and good muslims . They are mayrters like the christian apostels were in Rome . Of course this a crime to say this and our government would not accept this as truth . but they wont give the muslims fair trails either .

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