I heard a comment on Fox News that got me thinking. It was a simple comment but often it is the simple ones that stir your thoughts.
The conversation was about trying the 9/11 terrorists in NYC. The comment was (paraphrasing) "it depends on which judge hears the case". It was in reaction to a discussion on what is going to happen during the trial as far as the discovery process. Will the prosecutions case be damaged by an inability to release sensitive material? Will the terrorists get a hold of information that we do not want them to? Will the whole discovery process cause a mistrial?
So this is the question - what are your thoughts on the statement "it depends on which judge hears the case"?
We all have stories of activist judges allowing horrible criminals off because of a twisted interpretation of the US Constitution. Child rapists have gone free. Drug dealers.
Will we get a far left judge who wants to make a statement about the US war on terror? Will the terrorists fire their lawyer to get their hands on the info themselves as some have suggested? Will a judge allow them to get the info?
We have cases in the past in which defense lawyers have passed secrets on to terrorists. Will this happen again if an activist judge decides they have a right to classified secrets?
What are your thoughts?