December 21, 2005

Is That One of Bush's Arms On The Floor?

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


It's just a flesh wound! He'll bite your kneecaps off!

What amuses me is the reactions of the Bush loyalists who are horrified to realize the judiciary isn't the sock puppet of the executive branch.

Posted by: kcb at December 22, 2005 08:15 AM | PERMALINK

That Constitution thing will bite you in the ass if you aren't careful.

I'll want some very pointed questions for Alito on his view of executive branch power next month.

Posted by: baltar at December 22, 2005 09:46 AM | PERMALINK
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