January 09, 2010

No Shock: Judge Tosses Bulk of Evidence Against Gitmo Detainee

This isn't really a surprise. As I talked about here, the only other choice is to bless, as constitutional, enhanced interogation making horrible law for future Americans.

A preview of KSM?
A federal judge has tossed out most of the government's evidence against a tarrorism detainee on grounds his confessions were coerced, allegedly by U.S. forces, before he became a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay.

In a ruling this week, U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan also said the government failed to establish that 23 statements the detainee made to interrogators at Guantanamo Bay were untainted by the earlier coerced statements made while he was held under harsh conditions in Afghanistan.

Update: Just a reminder that Obama may have these trials rigged with a special two-tiered approach to detainees.

A quick overview of Obama's approach via Hot Air.
When he’s got a bunch of evidence on someone such that the confession is basically unnecessary, they go to federal court so that The One can boast about due process. When he doesn’t have much evidence besides the confession, they go to a military tribunal so that the confession can be admitted into evidence and he can boast about the eventual conviction. It’s a sham, and it’s crowned by the fact that he’s all but promised to keep dangerous detainees imprisoned even if they’re acquitted, but that’s the game he’s decided he wants to play.