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January 31, 2010

Swift Justice: KSM Has His Day in Court


INT. NYC COURTROOM – DAY (JULY 30, 2014, 9:00 AM) After three years of procedural delays and another 18 months of jury selection, the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is set to begin.
Alan Dershowitz: Your honor, the defense would like to enter a motion for dismissal.

Judge Schwartz: On what grounds, counselor?

Alan Dershowitz: The accused was never given his Miranda rights, the arresting authorities entered his domicile without a search warrant, he was denied counsel and held in harsh conditions in an overseas prison for over three years, all his confessions and self-incriminating statements were extracted there under torture rendering them inadmissible and this entire proceeding unconstitutional.

Judge Schwartz: Anything else, Mr. Dershowitz?

Alan Dershowitz: Yes, your honor. My client maintains his innocence.

Judge Schwartz: Motion to dismiss granted. The defendant is free to leave. The jury is dismissed. Court is adjourned.

-- Dan Friedman NYC

Posted by Vanderleun at January 31, 2010 12:23 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Dirtybitch, oddly enough, does not oppose the pusuit of the war or its methods.

Posted by: james wilson at January 31, 2010 12:42 PM

Hmm. You forgot the final part, where the Geneva Convention rules out civilian court trials for prisoners of war.

Posted by: Phil Fraering at January 31, 2010 12:58 PM

Hmm. You forgot the opening chapter, where KSM and his entire cadre of non-uniformed, civilian targeting fighters are specifically exempted from Geneva Convention protections.

Posted by: Aubrey D at January 31, 2010 3:40 PM

We all forgot that the DoJ is stuffed with lawyers who spent the last ten years defending Gitmo detainees...

Posted by: TmjUtah at January 31, 2010 7:43 PM

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