Monday, May 01, 2006

She must have been in camera

Oh, tell me. Please tell me why this:
Supreme Court Backs Ex-Playmate's Effort,
By GINA HOLLAND Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court revived former Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith's pursuit of her late husband's oil fortune, ruling Monday that the one-time stripper deserves another day in court.

Smith won the votes of all nine justices in her feud over the estate of J. Howard Marshall II, the colorful Texas tycoon who died in 1995 at age 90.(emphasis added)
When an American Citizen is languishing in jail::
....we should consider the history of the Padilla case. Jose Padilla was long denied the opportunity to meet with his lawyers. Roughly a week before the Supreme Court first agreed to hear his case in 2004, the government allowed him to meet with his lawyers. At the time it said it was "allowing Padilla access to counsel as a matter of discretion and military authority. Such access is not required by domestic or international law and should not be treated as a precedent." This was a carefully determined tactic. By granting Padilla access to a lawyer, the government was trying to prevent the Supreme Court from ruling on whether they had to provide Padilla with a lawyer.

The Supreme Court decided not to rule on Padilla's case in 2004, sending it back to lower courts to spend over a year working its way back to the top. Now his case has made it back to the Supreme Court. Again, the Supreme Court is about to decide whether to hear his case. And, again, the government has decided that, at its discretion, it will grant Jose Padilla his constitutionally guaranteed rights. (emphasis added)
What ever happened to our Constitution:
Amendment VI
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.(emphasis added)

But then:
The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month rejected an attempt by Padilla's lawyers to challenge those presidential detention powers.
So, if you are an American Slut you get the attention of the Supreme Court. If you are an American Citizen, forget it Jack.

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