Monday :: May 14, 2007

Open Thread


by Mary

The Jose Padilla trial starts Monday. As the LA Times says, nothing is left of the original charges that John Ashcroft had broadcast to the world. Now, the charges are that Padilla actively sought to become an Islamic warrior when he filled out an application to that effect in 2000. How Padilla can participate in his own defense is an open question after the intensive and long period of being held in isolation which is tantamount to torture. But the jury won't know that because the judge ruled that this information was not relevent to the trial.

What's on your radar?

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