Carol Platt Liebau: Padilla Guilty

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Padilla Guilty

In a victory for common sense in the war on terror, Jose Padilla was convicted of federal terrorism support charges.

Not only is this a welcome development generally, its significance lies in the fact that the defense tried to turn the trial into a referendum on the Bush administration's approach to fighting the war on terror.

The jury was having none of it, and a terrorist sympathizer will now be spending a nice long time behind bars -- where he belongs.

1 Comments:

Blogger Chepe Noyon said...

I too rejoice at this outcome. The system worked. We didn't need to suspend the Fourth Amendment or habeus corpus to convict the defendant. I only regret that it took a Supreme Court threat to get the Administration to handle the case according to the law.

6:27 PM  

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