Friday, June 29, 2007

Constitution Schmonstitution

The Australian reported today that:
A TOP-RANKING US judge has stunned a conference of Australian judges and
barristers in Chicago by advocating secret trials for terrorists, more surveillance of Muslim populations across North America and an end to counter-terrorism efforts being "hog-tied" by the US constitution.

That judge is none other than Richard Posner, a judge for the Seventh Circuit here in Chicago.

Yeah, that's the solution, secret trials, racial profiling and hey, just get rid of the Constitution. Oh, yeah, the Constitution. That's the document that was supposed to protect the people from the government.

A search of the "news" revealed that no one but the Australian had reported this story, even though it happened here in Chicago. Which is worse, the fact that a US federal judge advocates getting rid of Constitutional protections or that no one reported it?

Source: The Australian

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