Obama to finally get his anti-Gitmo, Bush-torture show trial revenge?
…and via a Bin Laden-by-marriage no less Attorney General Eric Holder was going to define his career by trying the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Muhammad (pictured), and the Bush Administration that “tortured” him, in a federal courtroom just blocks from where the Twin Towers fell in downtown Manhattan; rather than in a Military Tribunal held at his Guantanamo Bay prison home that President Barack | Read More »
Lindsey Graham doesn’t yet hear the screams and…
…Loves the quiche in Meet the Press green room, or Why Sessions can’t un-Hatch Graham As a veteran trial lawyer, it was a thing of beauty to watch the former South Carolina prosecutor’s cross-examination of Sonia Sotomayor. The Seneca, S.C. trial lawyer embarrassed her and became so embarrassed himself at having exposed such ignorance and lack of fealty to the U.S. Constitution she would have to | Read More »
Sotomayor Sessions Un-Hatch Hatch [updated]
For the first time ever, GOP Judiciary Committee veteran will vote against a Supreme Court nominee South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham is now the leader of a, thankfully smaller, Republican group of Senators equating the consequences of presidential elections with repeal of advise and consent clause and fealty to Oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution. When Justice David Souter announced his retirement in May, this column | Read More »
Graham must defer to Constitution, not Sotomayor’s causes
Yes Lindsey, elections have consequences, including those of U.S. Senators and not just Presidents. And shouldn’t the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, its amendments and the Oath to uphold it have consequences too? [This is part three of DeVine Law series during Sotomayor nomination hearings. Parts one, two and columns prior to the hearings are here.] I speak, of course, of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) | Read More »