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Lots of buzz and left-wing triumphalism over the Fourth Circuit’s split decision ruling against the Bush administration’s detention of alien enemy combatant Ali Al- Marri. Orin Kerr’s quick read and conclusion is up at The Volokh Conspiracy. Kerr tends “to doubt the decision will stand.” SCOTUSBlog and How Appealing have background analysis and links.
Via Drudge and the Associated Press, we learn: “Kerry in favor of U.S. bin Laden trial:” John Kerry said Friday he would put Osama bin Laden on trial in U.S. courts rather than an international tribunal to ensure the “fastest, surest route” to a murder conviction if the terrorist mastermind is captured while he is […]
As the Supreme Court gets ready to release its decisions in the enemy combatant cases, the Scott Peterson case offers a helpful reminder that establishing proof of guilt beyond reasonable doubt is a tall order–as it should be in conventional criminal cases. In cases involving individuals suspected of waging war against us, however, a different […]
Habis Abdulla Al Saoub is dead–the FBI confirms that he was killed in a shootout in Pakistan last fall–so the feds have dropped terrorist charges against him. Now, that is how to fight the war on militant Islamists. Better to kill them on the battlefield before they hook up with lawyers like this and follow […]