Even after being convicted

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    That's because everyone thinks it was a fit-up. Really, they do. It won't help Padilla but nor does it do America any credit whatsoever. In the days to come this case will unravel and on appeal it will be turned around.
     
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    Of course. The media isn't going to put anything out that might make the US and or Bush Administration look as if something was done right.
     
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    Which they didn't. They violated Padilla's civil rights the moment they took him into custody and held him, a US citizen, incommunicado in a Navy brig. They denied him the rights guaranteed under the Constitution to every American citizen...And if they can do it to him, they can do it to ANYONE.

    If Padilla is guilty of anything, it is stupidity. It took the Bush administration 31/2 years to turn that molehill into a mountain. Given the urgency of the administration to have a guilty verdict rendered, it wouldn't surprise me that the "application" was in fact simply handled by Padilla at some point during his confinement at the South Carolina brig. Of those 300,000 wiretaps are also suspect as we only have the word of the Administration that Padilla's co-defendants were using "code-words" to hide alleged terrorist activities.

    This was a political trial from its inception, and highlights the contempt the administration has for the judiciary.
     
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    BUT Libby was not. Sure thing.
     
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    Libby's was certainly a political trial.... carried out by a republican administration and a special prosecutor appointed by the republican attorney general.
     
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    No, it wasn't. A Bush appointed US attorney presented the evidence that got Libby convicted, and a Bush appointed judge sentenced him.

    You're following RSR's rules of engagement old son...Change the subject when the facts become inconvenient.
     
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    In the big picture, the conviction isn't important. The man was held for years without civil rights and upon unsubstantiated claims, on the theory the traditional justice system was inappropriate to deal with this kind of case. In the end, he was tried on dramatically scaled back charges, and was convicted in an everday criminal proceeding... so apparently, the traditional justice system was fine after all. The results of the individual case are secondary to the process that was utilised, as it is the process that is repeated, not the individual results.
     
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