Thursday, June 19, 2014

Franz Kafka strikes again

In a case seemingly from the pen of the late Czech writer Franz Kafka, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled against terrorism suspect Adel Daoud, saying that he and his attorneys cannot access the evidence gathered against him.

Daoud, an American citizen, was arrested in a FBI sting operation in Chicago, for attempting to bomb a bar.

When Daoud’s lawyers discovered that this case involved secret evidence that they had not been privy to, they eventually asked the court to notify them if any evidence gathered had been done so under a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) order.

I commend the FBI for catching idiots like this, but this is not how the justice system is supposed to work.  Secret trials are a ridiculous perversion.

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