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 constitution
Jefferson 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 them
7 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 corpus
When the NYT recognized the millenial choice, did they think to choose a Runner-Up in case of disqualification?

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