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Ghailani had right to speedy trial, not detainment

Ghailani had right to speedy trial, not detainment

October 29, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last Thursday, a Manhattan federal appeals panel ruled that the five-year detention of a convicted terrorist was not an unconstitutional delay in his right to a speedy trial. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani was captured in 2004 by Pakistani forces, under indictment for complicity in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in ...

Boston bombing suspect deserved Miranda rights

Boston bombing suspect deserved Miranda rights

May 1, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Although the Boston terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has finally been read his Miranda rights, constitutional scholars are still debating whether it was appropriate. Must Dzhokhar, as a U.S. citizen, necessarily be Mirandized? One can argue that the Boston Marathon bombing was a rare case and a l...