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What Constitutes a Fair Trial?

8411c Wrote: May 12, 2012 8:00 AM
Judge, I agree with you wholeheartedly. If we give in to our emotions to pervert the rule of law as laid down by the Constitution, then the rule of law will be perverted against us whenever the Feds and both parties deem it useful or necessary. The Constitution gives due process to any "person" in this land, not just American citizens only. But reading the comments here, it's clear that the mass of extremists, the sheep on the Left as well as the Right, don't understand, and perhaps never will, why Justice wears a blindfold.
shubi_ Wrote: May 12, 2012 8:15 AM
You are conflating several things. The terrorists are controlled by our military rules. Illegal combatants fighting without uniforms can be summarily executed as spies.
James64 Wrote: May 12, 2012 8:42 AM

The trial of the alleged masterminds of 9/11, which began last week at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will address some of the most profound issues of our era. Are natural rights truly inalienable, as Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence, or can the government take them away from those it hates or fears? Does the Constitution protect the rights of all persons who come in contact with the government, or does it protect only certain Americans, as the government argues? Can the government deny a person due process by changing the rules retroactively, or...