Justice seems to have forgotten one crucial point: We're at war

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Author(s) Joshua Filler
Source USA Today
Date November 19, 2009
URL http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2009/11/column-justice-seems-to-have-forgotten-one-crucial-point-were-at-war-.html
Quotes-start.png "Osama bin Laden, Mohammed and their al-Qaeda cohorts do not have the civilian constitutional right to remain silent, to have an attorney, to a speedy trial, to be judged by a jury of their peers and so on. By categorizing these men as mere criminals, we have incongruently tried to merge war-fighting tactics with the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence. On the one hand, we drop bombs on al-Qaeda using Predator drones and, on the other, we have to "Mirandize" them if captured. This is nonsensical." Quotes-end.png

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