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« on: December 02, 2009, 12:42:54 PM »

yep.  here we go.  the federal courts will get twisted into a thousand unnecessary knots, thousands and thousands of pages of classified material will be put at risk of exposure, and case histories will be examined to  ensure that the military didn't violate the constitutional rights of foreign terrorists -- which they undoubtedly did.

this is a horrific risk of putting terrorists on the streets, when this entire issue was being perfectly handled by military tribunals.

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Terrorism Suspect Asks Judge to Dismiss Case

Lawyers for a terrorism suspect once held at Guantánamo Bay who is now facing prosecution in Manhattan asked a judge on Tuesday to dismiss his case on the ground that his nearly five years in detention denied him his constitutional right to a speedy trial.

The terrorism suspect, Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, was captured in Pakistan in 2004, held for two years in secret prisons run by the C.I.A., and then moved in 2006 to the naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. During his detention, he says, he was subjected to cruel interrogation techniques and denied a lawyer.

Although Mr. Ghailani faces charges stemming from a terrorist act that predated the Sept. 11 attacks, his speedy trial motion could foreshadow issues that could arise in the prosecution of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the professed organizer of the 9/11 plot, and four other Guantánamo detainees who were recently ordered sent to New York for trial.

“We respectfully submit that this case presents possibly the most unique and egregious example of a speedy trial violation in American jurisprudence to date,” Mr. Ghailani’s lawyers said in a motion that was heavily censored because of its reliance on classified information.

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