R.I.P. Michael

President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights Michael Ratner, one of the “founding fathers” of the “Guantanamo bar” which coordinated representation of GTMO detainees, as well as a life-long fighter for human rights, has passed away; Candace has more. I interviewed Michael in 2006.
On issues local, national and international, Michael was a consistent voice for the downtrodden and brought the full might of his legal and rhetorical skills, often representing those who might otherwise be unrepresented.
This is a big loss.