March 17, 2016

OKC Judge Rewarded With Supreme Court Nomination - #NewWorldNextWeek

If you scratch the system's back, the system will scratch yours.

An excerpt from, "Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee a Continuum of the Dubious War on Terror" by Christof Lehmann, nsnbc, March 17, 2016:
In a number of cases brought by inmates at the United States’ notorious prison in Guantanamo Bay (Cuba), Garland agreed with the lower court that “there was reliable evidence that the detainees were associated to either Al-Qaeda or the Taliban”. These cases include the cases of Mashour As-Sabri, Moath Al-Alwi, and Shawali Khan.

Garland justified his rulings on the principle that so long as it is more likely than not that an individual is part of the Taliban or Al-Qaeda, their detention is legal under the US’ authorization of military force.

In other words, Garland endorsed the construct “illegal enemy combatant” as legally valid. Moreover, Garland endorsed the suspension of a fair trial and the need to prove the alleged guilt of an accused in a lawful court of law beyond any reasonable doubt.
Title: OKC Judge Rewarded With Supreme Court Nomination - #NewWorldNextWeek. Source: corbettreport. Date Published: March 17, 2016.