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    In Our Name: A Play of the Torture Years

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    January 29, 2013


    In Our Name: A Play of the Torture Years

    Professor Michael Meltsner's acclaimed play, which offers a searing depiction of how and why the US government found itself brutally treating the men it detained after 9/11, will be performed at Northeastern University.

    Following the performance, please join us for a panel discussion featuring:

    Professor Lawrence Friedman (moderator) teaches Constitutional Law, Information Privacy Law, National Security Law, and State Constitutional Law at New England Law Boston. He has published numerous articles on these subjects as well as The Case for Congress: Separation of Powers and the War on Terror, which he wrote with Victor Hansen.

    Professor Victor Hansen teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Prosecutorial Ethics at New England Law Boston. He served a 20-year career in the Army, most of that time as a JAG Corps officer. He has served as a regional defense counsel for the United States Army Trial Defense Service, as well as a military prosecutor. He is the author of several articles and books on criminal and military law, evidence and national security issues, and is an elected member of the American Law Institute

    Stephen Oleskey is a partner in WilmerHale's Litigation/Controversy Department in Boston. Mr. Oleskey has been co-lead counsel since July 2004 in the case of Boumediene v. Bush, a federal habeas corpus suit which challenged the imprisonment of six men from Bosnia without charge or trial at Guantanamo Bay beginning January 20, 2002. The United States Supreme Court ruled on June 12, 2008, in the Boumediene case that the Guantanamo Bay detainees are constitutionally entitled to habeas corpus hearings. Following the first-ever Guantanamo habeas trial in November 2008, a federal court judge ordered five of the six men released immediately.

    Doris Tennant, of Tennant Lubell, LLC, in Newton, Massachusetts, with her law partner, Ellen Lubell, represented a Guantanamo detainee held for long periods in solitary confinement over eight years, until he was forcibly repatriated to Algeria She specializes in the out-of-court resolution of divorce and family matters, through collaborative law, mediation and negotiation.?  


    97 Cargill Hall, Northeastern University School of Law

    400 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02129

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    Free and open to the public but seating is limited. Please RSVP to

    Phone: 617.373.4386

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