Shostack + Friends Blog Archive


Could We Trade Judges?

NPR is reporting that

The Bush administration is seeking to justify the imprisonment of an American citizen using secret evidence. The Justice Department has asked a federal judge to throw out the case based on evidence that is being withheld from the man’s lawyers.

Perhaps we could trade judges with Yemen [link to no longer works]. (Via Hit & Run.)

[Update/Explanation: The Yemini judges could engage in extended dialogs with Justice Department officials until they understand their jobs, and agree to uphold and defend the Constitution. Only then will they be let out of administrative detention.]