Friday, October 20, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Issues of torture to the side...
...Glenn Greenwald finds himself saying. Greenwald quotes Jefferson:
I consider [trial by jury] as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitutionJefferson considered this right more fundamental to a democratic republic than the right to vote. Greenwald references a NYT editorial which says the bill just approved
would give Mr. Bush the power to jail pretty much anyone he wants for as long as he wants without charging them7 years ago, the NYT said the consensus of legal thought considers the most significant legal case of the millennium to be the 1670 London trial of William Penn:
jurors, starved and jailed by judge for refusing to convict Penn and co-defendant of illegally preaching Quakerism, won first ever writ of habeas corpusWhen the NYT recognized the millenial choice, did they think to choose a Runner-Up in case of disqualification?