Bunch of Conservative Federal Judges to President Bush: Bite Me:
A federal appeals court delivered a stunning rebuke to the Bush administration today, refusing to allow the transfer of Jose Padilla from military custody to civilian law enforcement authorities to face terrorism charges in criminal court.
What made today's action by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., so startling, lawyers and others said, was that it came from a panel of judges who had provided the administration with a major court victory in September, saying that President Bush had the authority to detain Mr. Padilla, an American citizen, as an enemy combatant.
You know, if you poke the tiger in the cage enough times you (A) start to think that the tiger has no claws or teeth, and (B) eventually get scratched/bit/dismembered. Don't piss on (or off) the Federal Judges, no matter what party they are in.Posted by baltar at December 21, 2005 09:31 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Law and the Courts