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Obama on Verge of Allowing Indefinite Gitmo Detention? - Jane Mayer

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/07/01/The_Dark_Side_Jane_Mayer Jane Mayer, staff writer for The New Yorker, speculates on what will happen to Guantanamo detainees. "There is a fight going on," says Mayer, for what to do with detainees that cannot be charged and put on trial. "Obama is on the verge of signing something that's going to allow for indefinite detention of terror suspects down in Guantanamo without charges or trial." ----- Jane Mayer takes a closer look at the ways she says Bush administration policies chipped away our nation's core principles, and addresses whether the Obama administration is on the same path or undoing the damage. She addresses constitutional gray areas -- torture, wire-tapping, presidential power and Guantanamo detainees. - Commonwealth Club of California Jane Mayer joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in March, 1995. Based in Washington, D.C., she writes about politics for the magazine, and has been covering the war on terror. Recent subjects include Alberto Mora and the Pentagons secret torture policy, how the United States outsources torture (rendition), the prison at Guantanamo Bay, and the legality of C.I.A. interrogations. She has also written about George W. Bush, the bin Laden family, Sarah Palin, and the television show "24."
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