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« on: November 16, 2009, 11:26:26 am »

federal judges are utterly unpredictable.  they are appointed for life, and virtually impossible to remove from office.  and they are immune from the cares of your average american or public pressure.  they're likely to do things for highly abstract or hypothetical reasons that name no sense in the real world.

not to mention that there is some incredibly leftist judges out there. 

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Judges could free detainees moved to U.S.

When it comes to keeping Guantanamo inmates locked up indefinitely in the United States, the problem really isn’t the jails, some lawyers say—it’s the judges and the law.

While some Americans fear that Guantanamo prisoners brought to U.S. prisons might break out, a far more likely possibility is that some of the terror suspects will simply walk out at some point in the future on the order of a federal judge.

On Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans to bring five men from Gitmo to New York to face trial in a civilian court for allegedly plotting the Sept. 11 attacks. The Justice Department is likely to transfer several dozen inmates to the U.S. later for open-ended detention, and dozens more could join them if the U.S. can’t find another country to accept them.

Critics are warning that prosecutions are inherently unpredictable and that bringing prisoners onto U.S. soil dramatically improves their chances of being released here some day.

“All the media focus on bringing them into the U.S. has talked about the physical threat [of an escape]. That’s the least of our problems. We’ve got prisons that can contain a physical threat.” said Jan Ting, a law professor at Temple University and a top immigration official under President George H.W. Bush. “That’s really the wrong question to ask. There are legal entanglements that happen when you bring people to the U.S.”

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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009, 04:16:58 pm »

federal judges are already releasing gitmo detainees.  this is probably a preview of what is to come.  the huge majority of the detainees were picked up on battlefields by members of the US armed forces, not the NYPD.   I doubt seriously that ensuring that the detainee's rights were not being molested as they were taken into custody was foremost in the minds of those taking them into custody.

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WASHINGTON - Federal judges, complying with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, have taken up the cases of Guantanamo detainees and found the government’s evidence against 30 of them wanting and ordered their release.

That number could rise significantly because the judges are on track to hear challenges from dozens more prisoners scooped up along with hard-core terrorist suspects in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere.

These 30 detainees stand in stark contrast to the 10 prisoners whom the Obama administration targeted for prosecution Friday for plotting the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and other attacks. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the professed mastermind of 9/11, and four of his alleged henchmen are headed for a federal civilian trial in New York; five others, including a top suspect in the bombing of the USS Cole, will be tried by a military commission.

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