Fiscally nuts. Socially insane.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Speedy Trial for Terrorists

...One of seven Miami men accused of plotting to join forces with Al Qaeda to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower was acquitted Thursday, and the case against the rest ended in a hung jury.
Federal prosecutor Richard Gregorie said the government planned to retry the six next year, and the judge said a new jury would be picked starting Jan. 7.

Ok, so maybe it does seem a little odd that I'm bringing up the right to a speedy trial for a case regarding national security, but really, 6th Amendment anyone? Starting a whole new judicial process seems a little un-speedy to me. (And I know, I know... the jury was deadlocked, but that seems like a pretty big loophole. Someone should get on that.)

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