Tuesday, June 30, 2009

George W. Bush Appointees Buck Barack Obama On Terror Policies

Photo: Jose Padilla was sentenced by Federal Judge Marcia Cooke to 17 years and four months for conspiring to support Islamic extremists around the world. (AP)

From The Politico:

President Barack Obama’s claims of broad executive authority to carry out the war on terror are drawing fire from an unexpected source: federal judges nominated by President George W. Bush, who asserted the sweeping powers in the first place.

In recent weeks, three different Bush appointees considering cases relating to war-on-terror detainees have rejected arguments from Obama’s Justice Department, which adopted virtually unchanged the positions the Bush administration had staked out.

In each case, the Bush-appointed judge said the executive branch was overstepping its authority and claiming more powers than the law allowed.

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My Comment: When the courts do not rule in your favor .... you blame it on politics. What critics for these judges must do instead, is that they should criticize the law .... for it is the law that gives the guidelines and rules that are to be followed. And who writes the laws ..... we all know that it is Congress, and they are (of course) avoiding this issue with a ten foot pole.

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