Reasonably Ascertainable Reality

Thoughts and musings on current events and other random occurrences.

Location: South Jersey, United States

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Slowly but surely...

coming back online.

Going to stay away from all the partisan gunslinging for now (snoop-gate and the like).

Here is a very interesting update on the Jose Padilla case. Just to refresh your memory, Padilla is the so-called 'dirty bomber', an American citizen, arrested on American soil and held without being charged for 3 1/2 years. Just before his request for appeal was to go to the Supreme Court (remember, the 4th circuit upheld the Bush Administrations holding of Padilla), the Bush Administration asked that the case be transferred to civilian courts.

To say the least, the 4th circuit court was not amused by this request; and apparently, neither was conservative darling (and possible Supreme Court nominee) Judge Michael Luttig.

Actually, come to think of it, this case is very topical in that it touches on expansion and/or limitation of government and executive power. Someone who enjoys discussing these governmental power issues is fellow blogger Dave Justus.


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