Judge Posner Comes Out For Secret Trials of Terrorists

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  1. Annie
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    http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,21986986-2702,00.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Posner

    He is a mix...
     
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    Just as a little aside, the Australian Bar Association has its annual conference not in Australia (oh no) but as you can read, in some interesting overseas places (a couple of years ago it was Paris, France). Why? Because the attendees can claim their travel and accommodation expenses on their tax return. Of course they zip off for holidays as well......wouldn't you like to do that???

    On Posner's remarks - I would think they would have gone over like a lead balloon with our judges and lawyers.
     
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    LOL! On both observations. Lead balloon does seem to be the case. ;)

    'supposedly liberal'...
     
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    I can see the line at O'Hare now...all our judges and barristers in their Cancun outfits..."supposedly liberal....let me outta here!" :rofl:
     
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    Posner is a champion of the Chicago school of free markets; I'd not call him a 'liberal'.

    He is, however, a Jew. How that figures into a desire to keep an eye on Muslims is up to the board. I know what I see.
     
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    That was cryptic, not your usual MOD.
     
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    Prof. Kevin MacDonald of California State University, Long Beach, would say: "We may properly infer that his ethnic interest compels him to support this position." I'm persuaded, myself.

    http://www.vdare.com/macdonald/030918_neoconservatism.htm

    Others will say: "His being Jewish has nothing to do with it. It's just a coincidence, and besides, you're a Nazi if you say something like that. You should crawl back under your rock, you racist slime." I'm less persuaded by this view these days.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1014711/posts

    Just trying to short-circuit all that!
     
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    Their a lot of liberal jews, liberals blacks, liberal whites, liberal asians, and liberals in general, what is your point?. You think jews control something :rofl: . Im not calling you anything, Im simply asking you a question, and before you think im attacking you, ive defended you alot in the past.


     
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    Secret Trials are a BAD idea all round. Ignoring the Constitution is another bad idea. Have we not learned from history? We already have a set of secret trials now, people can be tried and deported that are not natural born citizens without ever even being informed they are being tried.

    Start the process and where does it end? Today terrorists, in a couple years who and what gets added to the list?

    Anyone that supports secret trials has no concept of our Constitution or our rights under the Constitution.

    There are valid arguments to be made about what can and can not be used in trials ( I think to much gets thrown out for no good reason) and I think in certain instants security or secrecy should be enforced as best it can as needed. BUT the Justice system has to be open and in the public eye as MUCH as possible.

    If you are a US Citizen or are caught in the US, the Constitution MUST apply.
     

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