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Guantanamo and Beyond: Debating Pro Bono Publico

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Brian Lehrer solicits comment on under secretary of defense Charles Stimson's criticism of corporate law firms' pro bono work on behalf of Gunatanamo detainees. (Length: 38:20)


  • Anant Raut, litigator at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, provided habeas representation for detainees in Guantanamo Bay for the past year
  • Robert L. Pollock, member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board
  • Michael Ratner, president at the Center for Constitutional Rights
  • John Blackman, partner at Cleary Gottlieb
  • Douglas Kmiec, chair and professor of constitutional law at the Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Mark Alcott, president of the New York Bar Association and senior litigation partner in the New York City law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP