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He's my nephew. 1,852 Views / 55 Replies  
He's my nephew.
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Sep 16, 2006 at 03:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The independent panel is called an Institutional... 692 Views / 32 Replies  
The independent panel is called an Institutional Review Board. It is described in BRussell's post. The IRB oversees the trial. It is an independent panel of physicians and researchers -- including...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 9, 2006 at 09:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You need to do some research on what the ICC does... 1,538 Views / 71 Replies  
You need to do some research on what the ICC does and does not do. It doesn't do what you think it does.

As a secondary matter, the US has an excellent track record of prosecuting soldiers for...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 9, 2006 at 09:23 AM, in Political/War Lounge
"they should join the ICC to help put a stop to... 1,538 Views / 71 Replies  
"they should join the ICC to help put a stop to this crap buy that would be a PR nightmare nad they know it" :confused: Maybe there is an international organization you can join that would make...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 9, 2006 at 12:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
BRussell is correct (I took food and drug law in... 692 Views / 32 Replies  
BRussell is correct (I took food and drug law in school, so have some idea what this is about). For many decades now there has been a special provision to the normal informed consent rules for...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 8, 2006 at 10:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
We have shown that the program that the program... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
We have shown that the program that the program the Times exposed was legal and constitutional and consistent with other law enforcement programs that investigate complex crimes. That being...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 8, 2006 at 02:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
By the way, same regiment does not necessarily... 1,538 Views / 71 Replies  
By the way, same regiment does not necessarily mean same unit. It could be, but the odds are that they were not part of the same unit in any meaningful sense. There are three whole batallions in...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 8, 2006 at 01:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What I asked was a question that leaves aside the... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
What I asked was a question that leaves aside the war issue. I already know we disagree about that. I want to ask people like you (well, mainly I was asking Americans) about an issue that up to now...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 7, 2006 at 07:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The problem is he addressed everything but the... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
The problem is he addressed everything but the topic of the thread. I was asking about the use of law enforcement tools -- and specifically against the background that the methodology of law...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 6, 2006 at 11:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That is a different issue. You talked about the... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
That is a different issue. You talked about the Times saying that Congress granted too much authority. They did not argue that, and indeed, gave the misleading impression that Congress hadn't...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 6, 2006 at 07:07 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This is the wrong site. Try... 965 Views / 53 Replies  
This is the wrong site. Try www.democraticunderground.com
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 5, 2006 at 11:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, no, they didn't say that. The Times didn't... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
Well, no, they didn't say that. The Times didn't bother to explain that the program was legal and authorized by statute, and in fact, they misleadingly implied that it was illegal. And of course,...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 5, 2006 at 10:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I thought I addressed this. The Constitution... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
I thought I addressed this. The Constitution doesn't provide for a warrant in this kind of case. So you can't go to a court to ask for something that in this kind of case they aren't empowered to...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 5, 2006 at 09:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Read the article. He's in US federal court. 1,538 Views / 71 Replies  
Read the article. He's in US federal court.
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 4, 2006 at 01:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Good luck, zoomie! ;) 716 Views / 36 Replies  
Good luck, zoomie!

;)
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 4, 2006 at 10:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That is a prior restraint case. Nobody is... 2,321 Views / 107 Replies  
That is a prior restraint case. Nobody is arguing that the government has the power to enjoin the NYT from publishing. We are saying that the NYT should have used good judgment and self restraint....
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 4, 2006 at 09:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Troll, you seem to have a childish interest in... 2,704 Views / 140 Replies  
Troll, you seem to have a childish interest in reliving conversations of the past. Apparently it deeply wounded you that you weren't able to defeat a law student on this matter. As I said, I argued...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 4, 2006 at 09:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Getting arrested would hinder their operations... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
Getting arrested would hinder their operations more.
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 3, 2006 at 11:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh, heck. Sorry, this is an idiotic... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
Oh, heck. Sorry, this is an idiotic misunderstanding.

The Times reported that around 20 civil servants leaked to it. That means that American government officials talked to American...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 3, 2006 at 11:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What "incompetence"? Is this some parallel... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
What "incompetence"? Is this some parallel universe thing? Edit: see below. He thinks the New York Times somehow pieced this together, so al-Queda did too. Apparently, he doesn't know what a...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 3, 2006 at 11:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Failing? How? The Times says this was a... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
Failing? How? The Times says this was a successful program that was working. The Times destroyed that, and made it easier for terrorists to operate. That puts lives in danger.

What I don't...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 3, 2006 at 10:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They aren't treated the same way as civilians. ... 2,704 Views / 140 Replies  
They aren't treated the same way as civilians. Troll points out some of the things you can't do to a civilian -- hold for the duration of hostilities without trial, remove from the country, etc. ...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 3, 2006 at 07:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
For the second time, the Court did not say that. ... 2,704 Views / 140 Replies  
For the second time, the Court did not say that. Read the opinion. Part V, the part where that is discussed, was not joined by Justice Kennedy. That part of the opinion only represents a...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 3, 2006 at 07:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That is not fair and not accurate. The Clinton... 2,321 Views / 107 Replies  
That is not fair and not accurate. The Clinton Administration was fully aware that al-Queda was likely to attempt another attack on the US mainland. This was fully understood years before 9/11 by...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 3, 2006 at 07:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It's an allegation in a class action tort... 2,321 Views / 107 Replies  
It's an allegation in a class action tort lawsuit. That's not exactly an unbiased source of information.
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 3, 2006 at 07:13 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If this is your concern, then you should be... 1,664 Views / 104 Replies  
If this is your concern, then you should be celebrating the fact we don't allow the government to unduly restrict the right of the people to bear arms. (With the unual caveats that gun laws vary...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 2, 2006 at 05:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
"Million ways" video -- hilarious! 826 Views / 13 Replies  
OK, I know you young whippersnappers are much hipper than me so you probably already know about this. But just in case not, I'll link to this ...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 1, 2006 at 12:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't care how dumb or clever they are. The... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
I don't care how dumb or clever they are. The fact is they are dangerous and we were catching them this way and now we won't. And all because some arrogant newspaper thought its scoop is more...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jul 1, 2006 at 12:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think we have explained this at various points... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
I think we have explained this at various points in the thread. SWIFT is a clearinghouse between banks for transferring (actually it is done by washing accounts against one another) money...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 30, 2006 at 11:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
OK, so you knew about it. But as reported in the... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
OK, so you knew about it. But as reported in the original NYT article, several terrorists, including the mastermind of the Bali bombings, which killed 200 people, did not know about it. The Times...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 30, 2006 at 11:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is bad for liberals politically. That much... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
This is bad for liberals politically. That much is definitely true. The other papers, by the way, have each said that they only decided to publish after the Times decided to do so. See, for...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 30, 2006 at 09:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Note the lack of law or analysis in this post. ... 2,704 Views / 140 Replies  
Note the lack of law or analysis in this post. ;)
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 30, 2006 at 09:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No, the Supreme Court said neither thing. You... 2,704 Views / 140 Replies  
No, the Supreme Court said neither thing. You are misreading it.

The core holding isn't that Hamdan can't be tried by a military tribunal. It is that he can't be tried by the particular...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 30, 2006 at 06:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That isn't really the way to look at it. It is... 540 Views / 30 Replies  
That isn't really the way to look at it. It is more that the country that signed up to the treaty agreed to limit itself. In this case, common article 3 forms a kind of a floor.

The court...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 29, 2006 at 10:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
As I said above, the author is a friend of mine. ... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
As I said above, the author is a friend of mine. He is a lawyer in private practice who writes op ed pieces occasionally
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 29, 2006 at 10:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe I can help a bit. Be careful when you read... 540 Views / 30 Replies  
Maybe I can help a bit. Be careful when you read it. Some parts of Stevens' opinion (the whole section on whether conspiracy constitutes a war crime, and quite a bit about common article 3) didn't...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 29, 2006 at 10:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I didn't write the article. 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
I didn't write the article.
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 29, 2006 at 10:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Because you don't follow current affairs? ... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
Because you don't follow current affairs? :confused:

(Edit: you really are admitting to getting your news from the Macnn lounge? Aren't you embarrassed to say that?)
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 29, 2006 at 10:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, I posted the legal explanation you asked... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
Yes, I posted the legal explanation you asked for. See above. Also, see BRussell's concession that it convinced him.

That being so (unless you disagree with BRussell), your post above deserves...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 29, 2006 at 10:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is not quite right. Treaties are part of... 540 Views / 30 Replies  
This is not quite right. Treaties are part of federal law, they are not above federal law. They are treated exactly like federal statutes. And just like a statute, they can repeal earlier...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 29, 2006 at 10:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm waiting. 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
I'm waiting.
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 29, 2006 at 10:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If the choice is between catching stupid... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
If the choice is between catching stupid terrorists, and catching no terrorists, how about we at least catch the stupid ones? They can still kill people.

Besides which, I think you are using...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 29, 2006 at 10:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The New York Times itself said that several... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
The New York Times itself said that several terrorists have been caught using the program. So obviously, they didn't know not to do what it was that got them caught. Now terrorists do know.
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 29, 2006 at 10:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Uh, Troll. They don't agree with your view of... 2,704 Views / 140 Replies  
Uh, Troll. They don't agree with your view of the law at all. For one thing, the Court today limited its holding, saying that Hamdan can be held indefinitely. You have said repeatedly that a...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 29, 2006 at 10:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Thank you. Presumably you now agree that... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
Thank you.

Presumably you now agree that the NYT should not have blown this legally-authorized and effective anti-terrorism investigation?
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 29, 2006 at 09:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sure, and here is the explanatory legal opinion. ... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
Sure, and here is the explanatory legal opinion. I promised a couple of days ago to link to my friend's legal article when it is published, and here...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 28, 2006 at 08:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Part of the problem seems to be that you assume... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
Part of the problem seems to be that you assume there are requirements. But here, the New York Times mislead you. They say that warrants were not sought, leading you to assume that they could have...
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 27, 2006 at 11:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, it's a stupid idea and unnecessary. ... 778 Views / 37 Replies  
Well, it's a stupid idea and unnecessary. Thankfully, it failed. Again.
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 27, 2006 at 09:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
When were warrants ever required for financial... 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
When were warrants ever required for financial information?
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 27, 2006 at 09:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Thanks to you both for finally being honest. 6,295 Views / 358 Replies  
Thanks to you both for finally being honest.
Posted by SimeyTheLimey, on Jun 26, 2006 at 09:23 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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