During his Sixty Minutes interview, I was not surprised to see that Abramoff was his usual likeable and articulate self. I was surprised, however, that Abramoff responded to his interviewer, Leslie Stahl, with almost "junkie pride."
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A judge in D.C. reluctantly declared a mistrial for Kevin Ring, one of Abramoff's trusted lieutenants. It may be a sign that the reign of honest-services-fraud terror by federal prosecutors is ending.
Al-Madhwani joins eight other prisoners in a legal netherworld, no longer regarded as "enemy combatants" by the administration, but still detained indefinitely as though they were.
Rulings made by District Court judges in the habeas corpus appeals of prisoners held at Guantánamo seemed to confirm that the courts were uniquely placed to deliver justice to the prisoners.
I still have no firm idea why Obama and Holder have allowed the Justice Department to pursue unjustifiable and unwinnable habeas cases, resulting in humiliation after humiliation.
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