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10 May 2010 @ 09:45 pm
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"What is this legislation really about, though? Is there really a pressing need to revoke the citizenship of certain types of suspects?

"The reality is that the American criminal justice system has done a damned good job of dealing with terrorists, from the 1993 World Trade Center bombers to Timothy McVeigh. Hundreds of people are in prison in the US for terror-related crimes, and some have even been executed. There's never been a high profile terrorism case in which defendants escaped justice by exploiting their rights as citizens.

"The motivation for taking away the citizenship of terror suspects seems to be solely so we don't have to worry about their pesky constitutional rights any more. And note: the bill deals with suspects, not even people who’ve been convicted of any crimes."

 
 
sjosjo on May 11th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
Lieberman should be shunned by both parties as a traitor and a pariah.
Kier, the Searcher: Captain America 04 in flamesamerican_arcane on May 11th, 2010 05:22 am (UTC)
This particular bill...
...disgusts me more than a whole lot of other things going on right now.