"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)

Thursday, December 16, 2004

One of Those "Good News, Bad News" Things 

The good news: A court of national jurisdiction has ruled that the Executive has overstepped its authority by imprisoning suspects in terrorism cases indefinitely and without charge. According to the court, "[i]ndefinite imprisonment without charge or trial is anathema in any country which observes the rule of law."

The bad news: The court in question sits in Great Britain. Sigh.

 

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