Friday, May 19, 2006

Quote of the day

"Conservatives may have been able to dismiss Clinton-appointed Judge James Robertson's December 2005 resignation from the top-secret court established under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, days after The New York Times reported on the National Security Agency's unauthorized (by any court) domestic eavesdropping program ... Yet try as they might, pro-administration advocates cannot shake the reality that one of the most steadfastly conservative judges in the country publicly and contemptuously rebuked the Bush administration's unseemly power grab and manipulation in the 'war on terror.'" - Harvey Silverglate, "Why did Luttig quit?"

Read the article to hear about the judge who ruled in favor of the administration holding Jose Padilla as an enemy combatant resigning after he realized that "the government had disingenuously and manipulatively tried to evade Supreme Court review of its Fourth Circuit victory," and about how the administration responded in standard fashion: character attack.

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