Readers would be rewarded by reading [Michael] Ratner’s autobiography Moving the Bar: My Life As a Radical Lawyer (OR Books)…

Ratner was an early and outspoken opponent of US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq… But Ratner wasn’t satisfied to just vehemently oppose Bush’s wars.  Real human beings were being detained, tortured, injured and killed while in US custody.  Ratner and his colleagues at the Center of Constitutional Rights designed innovative lawsuits based on US and international law to challenge these cruel and illegal practices.  In retrospect, human rights organizations and advocates for international peace have applauded Ratner and his team for what they did.”

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