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04-22-2013, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by TheReal13Linseman View Post
Dershowitz might well be right. There is absolutely no telling what a jury will do and the federal procedural issues (aka "technicalities") are always in play.

From the minute they found him alive, I was hoping he'd go directly to enemy combatant status and be held in federal government custody without trial for an indefinite period of time--as is provided for by statute. Sadly, this has not happened.

We're a great country, but we too often overemphasize the exception and discriminate against the rule.
If a suspect is held as an enemy combatant, do the typical rights granted go out the window? Like, could they have holed him up in some windowless room with an interrogator free to treat him as he pleases (I'm imagining the interrogation scenes from Zero Dark Thirty here, for example).

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