Padilla was held for 3 1/2 years as an enemy combatant before he was added in late 2005 to the Miami terrorism support case.
I think they should give him credit for time served.
Which would segue nicely into a life sentence.
She indicated that the U.S. is not respected abroad “when it comes to the impression created by the treatment of foreign and international law and the United States court, the jury is still out.”
One of my favorite Ginsburg quotes. Some people just can’t make the synaptic connection between how the United States got where it is and why most of the world can’t emulate it. To Ginsburg, a hamfisted judiciary is the guarantor of American rights, nevermind the damage it does to American freedoms, or that there’s an almost direct correlation between legislating judiciaries and failed states.
Ginsburg and her ilk are like the climber who makes it to the top of the cliff, watches her friend behind her slip and fall, and then dives off after him because she doesn’t want to be lonely.]]>