Sunday, May 18, 2008

Hamdan trial delayed

The DC circuit court of appeals just couldn't bring themselves to stop the government from going ahead with the military commission trail of Mr. Hamdan despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court will be ruling before the end of June on whether or not the military commissions are constitutional...
Fortunately the military saw the folly in going forward at this juncture and late in the day on Friday (after the DC Circuit Court refused to act) an order was entered to delay the trial to avoid "the potential embarrassment, waste of resources and prejudice to the accused that would result were the Bush administration to lose the Supreme Court case." How clever of the military to think of that.
Click on the title to read the story from the Miami Herald.