“The late human rights lawyer took on some of the most important cases of our time, including defending Guantanamo Bay detainees and representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange…

In a new, posthumously published book, ‘Moving the Bar: My Life as a Radical Lawyer,’ readers are able to learn from Ratner’s life and words about how and why he took on the critical cases he did. Fellow attorney Michael Smith and former executive editor at The Nation Zachary Sklar join Robert Scheer on this week’s ‘Scheer Intelligence’ to talk about their late friend Michael Ratner. Sklar, who edited ‘Moving the Bar’ for OR Books, and Smith, who wrote the book’s introduction, discuss Ratner’s most significant cases, including what he would think of how Assange is being treated today, and also offer insight into Ratner’s unwavering dedication to ethics.”

Listen to the episode here.

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