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Forum Post: NDAA Justice? Court of Appeals Rejects Jose Padilla's Unlawful Detention Suit

Posted 12 years ago on Jan. 27, 2012, 10:01 a.m. EST by ironboltbruce (371) from Miami, FL
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"That is to say, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson (a Reagan appointee), writing on behalf of the three-judge panel, decided that the identification of individuals as threats to national security was not an action that a court could overturn."

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[-] 1 points by slizzo (-96) 12 years ago

great news! finally, we can start waterboarding this anti-american motherf*cker as soon as possible.

[-] 1 points by ARod1993 (2420) 12 years ago

I will allow that in certain one-in-a-million 24-type situations, actions such as extrajudicial detention, "enhanced interrogation" (which we all know is a euphemism for torture), and similar actions may not be totally wrong and may in fact be justified by a particular set of circumstances. That said, the list of such situations is so short that the government should be breaking the rules about as often as it currently sends men to the moon.

In almost every case worth mentioning, American citizens on American soil can be arrested, charged, and tried by a standard civilian court with no additional risk to national security. Don't get me wrong; once he's convicted feel free to toss his ass in ADX Florence and lose the release papers, but there are far better ways to nail actual security threats without creating legal groundwork allowing the government to disappear people who rub it the wrong way.

[-] 0 points by ironboltbruce (371) from Miami, FL 12 years ago

Yes... then maybe next week they will waterboard YOU!

[-] 1 points by slizzo (-96) 12 years ago

Uhhh...like, whoah. Like, I never thought about it that way, maaan.