Jose Padilla case not good model for liberty lovers

Freedom Newspapers T he Bush administration continues to defend, in the case of Jose Padilla, a legal theory more suited to an absolute monarchy or dictatorship than to a society operating under the rule of law. Continuing to maintain such a stance materially weakens the case that the current struggle with terrorists is one between […]

Supreme Court rules in favor of due process

Freedom Editorial With its decisions regarding people the government has detained in connection with the undeclared “war on terrorism,” the U.S. Supreme Court has done a great deal to restore a semblance of balance in the U.S. government by reining in untrammeled executive power. That’s at least somewhat reassuring. On Monday, the Supreme Court announced […]

Holding of two men indefinitely weakens liberty

Freedom Editorial I f the U.S. Supreme Court ends up agreeing with the government’s arguments in the cases of Jose Padilla and Yaser Esam Hamdi, heard last week, those who seek answers to the eternally frustrating question, “Why do they hate us so?” will be deprived of one of their most facile answers. Let’s hope […]