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joemurphy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:16 PM
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Millenium Bomber Judge Criticizes Bush Administration

SEATTLE - An Algerian who plotted to bomb the Los Angeles airport on the eve of the millennium was sentenced to 22 years in prison Wednesday by a judge who used the opportunity to sternly criticize the Bush administration's anti-terrorism tactics.

"We did not need to use a secret military tribunal, detain the defendant indefinitely as an enemy combatant or deny the defendant the right to counsel," U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour said. "The message to the world from today's sentencing is that our courts have not abandoned our commitment to the ideals that set our nation apart."


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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:52 PM
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1. Good on him ...
Edited on Wed Jul-27-05 07:54 PM by RoyGBiv
Thankfully some judges still have an attachment to the law.

OnEdit: Tanget -- I can't believe this sat here for almost an hour with no one commenting. Meanwhile, the rants about various members of the Democratic party are running full steam ahead.

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joemurphy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:34 PM
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2. Yeah, I know. Go figure. I thought it was important. n/t
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:41 PM
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3. Thank you,
Judge John C. Coughenour! I wondering if he's a repub or dem?

Could be either one these days with the bushit policies in place.
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