Monday, January 25, 2010

Today on Just Peace: "Guantanamo" with Attorney John Chandler

Today on Just Peace: "Guantanamo" with Attorney John Chandler
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Today on Just Peace we will talk attorney John Chandler about his 6 clients in Guantanano, their fate, the status of their cases and other questionable issues around the Guantanamo prison.

We also will ask Chandler why Guantanamo is now being referred to as “The Death Camp” and under scrutiny by some in the press around the deaths of inmates in 2006 – the official version is suicide, but new information has revealed quite the opposite. These young men (2 from Saudi Arabia and one from Yemen), according to whistle blowers were murdered in Guantanamo’s own “black hole” or “Camp No” with questions about CIA involvement. Here is the link for the upcoming article about this issues by Scott Horton in Harpers ‘The Guantánamo “Suicides”: A Camp Delta sergeant blows the whistle’

Finally, we will briefly talk with attorney Chandler about the recent Supreme Court decision reversing 100 years of jurisprudence and legislation in efforts to restrict corporate interference in federal elections.

John Chandler is an attorney with Atlanta’s King & Spalding – see his biographical information below.

On the fourth Monday of each month we on Just Peace will talk with attorneys on some of the critical legal issues facing our communities. You are welcome to call in to the studio in the latter part of the interview to ask questions. The phone number into the studio is 404 523 8989.
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John A. Chandler
John Chandler is a senior litigation partner in King & Spalding’s Atlanta office with more than 36 years of trial experience. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Law Institute.

Mr. Chandler has served as President of the Atlanta Bar Association, the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Travelers Aid of Metropolitan Atlanta, Chair of the Fulton County Ethics Board and Chair of the City of Atlanta Board of Ethics. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia for 20 years. He is also a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, Past President of the Bleckley American Inn of Court, a Master of the Lumpkin American Inn of Court, a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Tennessee College of Arts and Sciences, a Trustee of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Mr. Chandler is the recipient of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Charles E. Watkins, Jr., Distinguished and Sustained Service Award; the Atlanta Bar Association’s Leadership Award and the Anti-Defamation League’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mr. Chandler is recognized in Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America and International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. He is listed as a “Georgia Super Lawyer” by Atlanta magazine in the area of Litigation and has been named to Georgia Trend’s “Legal Elite” in each of their publications. He has been chosen as a “Bet the Company Litigator” by the American Lawyer in 2007 and 2008.

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