In at least 17 different cases, judges have ruled against these terrorist loving sleaze buckets, who wanted the government to tell them that evidence against their beloved clients was obtained by the NSA without a warrant.
Needless to say the lawyers are not happy.
“There is a veil of secrecy over these parts of the proceedings,” said one attorney, Marvin Miller, who filed such a motion on behalf of Ali Asad Chandia, who was convicted in Alexandria, Va., of aiding a terrorist organization in Pakistan.
Defense attorneys say they are frustrated that judges are accepting these secret briefs from the government.
“Whatever the government is saying in these secret ex parte in camera filings, it is sure clamming up a lot of judges,” said attorney Jeanne Baker, who represents Adham Amin Hassoun, a co-defendant of “dirty bomb” suspect Jose Padilla.
Defense attorneys say the willingness of judges to accept secret briefings puts them in an unfair position.
“It short-circuits the adversary system, and it prevents the issues from being litigated,” a lawyer who has filed a motion for disclosure regarding the NSA program, Malick Ghachem, said. “I haven’t found a single judge so far who has been willing to take a serious look at this or at least let the defendants know they are taking a serious look at it.”
We’re in the middle of a war with fanatical Islamist terrorists. Why should these issues always have to litigated? And why should Americans accept having their civil liberties used against them by these terrorists and their slimey lawyers?