December 28, 2005

IT'S WARTIME, NOT CRIMEBUSTERS:

Defense Lawyers in Terror Cases Plan Challenges Over Spy Efforts (ERIC LICHTBLAU and JAMES RISEN, 12/28/05, NY Times)

Defense lawyers in some of the country's biggest terrorism cases say they plan to bring legal challenges to determine whether the National Security Agency used illegal wiretaps against several dozen Muslim men tied to Al Qaeda.

Just don't bring them to trial.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 28, 2005 7:56 AM
Comments

It would be interesting to see what effect it would have on the '06 vote if some liberal judge was assigned to the case and ordered a few of the terrorists released just prior to election day because of the information released by the New York Times.

My guess is OJ would get his 60-seat GOP Senate.

Posted by: John at December 28, 2005 9:21 AM

This is precisely why Bush nominated judges with experience in the Executive Branch (particularly Myers) for the Supreme Court.

Posted by: Fred Jacobsen (San Fran) at December 28, 2005 10:17 AM

Excellent.

Posted by: Genecis at December 28, 2005 1:45 PM

Funny that George Lucas was said to be critiquing the war on terror in Star Wars III, because this re,minds of Annakin insisting that Darth Sidious should be tried rather than whacked by Mace Windou.

Posted by: oj at December 28, 2005 3:52 PM
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