Monday, December 12, 2005
Undisclosed Prisons, Detention Without Charges, and Now Secret Laws: the Bush Adminstration's Latest Act of Contempt for the Rule of Law
The Bush Administration has time and again demonstrated contempt for the basic principles of the rule of law when it deems it necessary for the war on terror. [I thought about wording this more politely, but why beat around the bush on a matter of such importance]. Its obsession with secrecy is also well documented. So this story on CNET news should come as no surprise. But it's still shocking.
Orin Kerr discusses this at the Volokh Conspiracy. It's somewhat less sinister than it would appear initially. http://volokh.com/posts/1134369043.shtml
Brian - Is there any comparison to be made with the Deborah Davis case in Colorado? http://www.papersplease.org/davis/Post a Comment
The Fed's reason for dropping the case against Davis seems to imply that because notification of the ID requirement was NOT clearly displayed, they could not prosecute.