Ungodly Politics

"Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh." - Al Swearingen

Tuesday, January 06, 2004  

Yahoo! News - White House Seeks Secrecy on Detainee:

"In an extraordinary request, the Bush administration asked the Supreme Court on Monday to let it keep its arguments secret in a case involving an immigrant's challenge of his treatment after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Mohamed Kamel Bellahouel wants the high court to consider whether the government acted improperly by secretly jailing him after the attacks and keeping his court fight private. He is supported by more than 20 journalism organizations and media companies.
Solicitor General Theodore Olson told justices in a one-paragraph filing that 'this matter pertains to information that is required to be kept under seal.'
Justices sometimes are asked to keep parts of cases private because of information sensitive for national security or other reasons, but it's unusual for an entire filing to be kept secret. "

Something the administration might want to familiarise themselves with:

The Constitution of the United States, Sixth Amendment: "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial."

Considering that Bush swore to uphold the Constitution, this really is grounds for impeachment.

posted by lazarus | 00:53 | |
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