Barbara Olshansky

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Barbara Olshansky is an American human rights lawyer.

The Case for Impeachment[edit]

Olshansky is author with Dave Lindorff of The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office.[1]

Olshansky and Lindorff include as rationales for impeachment in The Case for Impeachment

Recipient of Matthew Diaz's leak[edit]

Olshansky was the recipient of a document leaked by Lieutenant Commander Matthew Diaz, that later lead to his court martial, detention, and discharge.[2][3] The efforts of the Center for Constitutional Rights were impaired by the Bush administration's policy of withholding the captives' identities. Diaz had met Olshansky during a visit to Guantanamo, and he sent her a list in an unmarked greeting card. The list provided by Diaz contained the names of 550 captives.[4]

Olshansky suspected the list might have been classified, so she contacted Federal authorities.[2]

Director of the International Justice Network[edit]

After leaving the Center for Constitutional Rights Olshansky was hired as director of the International Justice Network.[5]

Academia[edit]

In 2007 Olshanksy was appointed the Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Stanford University's Law School.[5][6][7][8][9]

In Spring 2010, Olshansky joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Law. She will be teaching the International Clinic.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barbara Olshansky, Dave Lindorff. The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office. ISBN 0-312-36016-9. 
  2. ^ a b Jeannie Shawl (May 9, 2007). "Jury selection begins in Guantanamo names court-martial". The Jurist. Archived from the original on 16 May 2007. Retrieved 2015-05-24. 
  3. ^ Kate Wiltrout (August 29, 2006). "Navy lawyer once posted at Cuba base is charged". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved 2008-06-09.  Mirror.
  4. ^ "Response to Government motion requesting an Article 39a session and Defense motion to suppress evidence (.doc)". Department of the Navy General Court-Martial Navy and Marine Corps Trial Judiciary Central Judicial Circuit. March 12, 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-09. 
  5. ^ a b "IJN Legal Director to Head Stanford Human Rights Clinic". International Justice Network. July 9, 2007. Archived from the original on January 6, 2009. Retrieved 2008-06-09. 
  6. ^ Ana Diaz-Hernandez (November 26, 2007). "Olshansky says rights subverted". Stanford Daily. Archived from the original on 2008-02-07. Retrieved 2008-06-09. 
  7. ^ "Spring 2008 Events: Defending the Guantanamo Bay Detainees". Stanford Daily. Archived from the original on 5 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-09. 
  8. ^ "Barbara Olshansky to Join Stanford Law School as the Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights". Business Wire. July 9, 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-09. 
  9. ^ Kawkab al-Thaibani (July 24, 2007). "Yemeni detainee can continue his case". Yemen Observer. p. 1. Archived from the original on February 10, 2013. Retrieved 2008-06-09. 
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-13. Retrieved 2010-10-18.