Picked up in Chicago, transported to NY (15+ / 0-)
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but when the government was forced to produce some probable cause they
dropped the NY criminal process and President Bush declared him an "Enemy
Combatant" and whisked him away to the Naval Brig in South Carolina, where he
was held in solitary confinement without access to legal counsel or the outside
world for 3 years.
Then, when it looked like the Supreme Court would rule
against the government (including Scalia, who, to his credit has ruled that the
government just can't lock up U.S. citizens willy-nilly) they "undeclared" him
"Enemy Combatant" and sent him to Florida to face these (previously unheard)
by Marinesquire on Thu Aug 16, 2007 at 10:26:16 AM PDT
Thank you for that excellent brief
onf the (3+ / 0-)
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labyrinthine journey Padilla has traveled thus far.
by inclusiveheart on Thu Aug 16, 2007 at 10:29:28 AM PDT
Breathtaking (4+ / 0-)
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when you put it all togrther like that, isn't it? Members of the executive
branch truly are above the law. The divine right of kings applies more than the
Constitution does at this point. And the press parades on.
Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure
by Simplify on Thu
Aug 16, 2007 at 11:11:06 AM PDT
THEY DROVE HIM INSANE (9+ / 0-)
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They knew what they were doing and they did it to one of
us. By that, I mean an american citizen.
In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell. - Mencken
by agnostic on Thu
Aug 16, 2007 at 11:14:01 AM PDT
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Breathtaking, we drove Padilla insane just to convict him of crimes he committed. To read Kos' site, why do we need juries when we have this group of superior beings that can read the tea leaves from afar.