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Door To Justice Closed By Homeland Insecurity

the Supreme Court’s new motto: A Secure, Reinforced Area To Screen For Weapons, Explosives, And Chemical And Biological Hazards [...]

Bill Proposes Locking Up Americans Without Criminal Charges

John McCain is proposing that the federal government be given the power to imprison its own citizens without criminal charges and without any trial. [...]

Kaminer: Infallible Government that Can’t Do Anything Right?

This afternoon’s essay by Wendy Kaminer is valuable on two counts. First, it identifies some decidedly unAmerican language coming from the Obama administration:

The White House used up 50 words to say little in response: “Sen. [Lindsey] Graham has expressed interest in habeas reform and other policy ideas. We will review constructive proposals from Sen. [...]

The ReHomelandization Of Congress

New legislation seeks to establish two separate and unequal systems of law within the USA: One in which people accused of certain crimes are deprived of the right to a fair trial in order to ensure their conviction. If Buchanan’s bill passed, the use of the substandard system of justice would not just be an option for government prosecutors. It would be required. [...]

Incoherent Protest Is Worse Than None At All

The small group of protesters in New York City was essentially demanding that the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution be overturned, for the sake of their thirst for vengeance. [...]

Good Shirts Doing Good: The Four Corners of Skreened’s Ethical Foundation

Yesterday afternoon, the print-on-demand t-shirt outfit called Skreened renewed its commitment to ethical practice, issuing this statement:

1. Ethically made – inside and out. We start with only American Made garments. That’s our baseline for treating workers at the beginning of the process with respect. Money is our way to vote our conscience daily and [...]

Senators Attempt To Defund Justice Ex Post Facto

Perhaps you support the Defunding Justice Amendment, because your first inclination is not to care much, because you presume that the people accused of taking part in the criminal attacks of September 11, 2001 are guilty, even though not one suspect in the case has been convicted in a legitimate non-ex post facto court of law. [...]

Senators Try To Require Violation of the Constitution

An ex post facto law proposed by Senator Lindsey Graham would require the President, not merely allow, to prosecute certain defendants in military tribunals that violate the Constitution in multiple ways. [...]

If God Makes it Right, Then What if Satan took the Throne of God?

So our friendly neighborhood missionary, Jacob, has declared with a simple “yes. God is perfectly just” agreement with the statement that “if God asks people to kill other people, that makes it a just killing because God decides what is just, and if he decides it is, then it is.”

This is a necessary statement [...]

Obama Stalls On Guantanamo Accountability

Following the Constitution isn’t hard and complicated. Violating the Constitution, and then lying about it, and then pretending that you’re not lying about it, and then acting like you’re investigating the thing that you’re pretending that your not lying about, and then establishing a timeline for a report on the thing that you’re acting like you’re investigating but pretending that you’re not lying about – that’s hard and complicated. [...]

Lindsey Graham Says We Don't Need Trials To Know the Guilty

The United States of America is supposed to be a nation where no one ever is locked away until death merely because of an accusation of criminal conduct by a politician seeking to please crowds of citizens. Could someone remind Senator Lindsey Graham about that? [...]