Sunday, March 22, 2020

Barr Goes for Broke

A.G. Barr--who has yet to prosecute Clinton, Comey, Brennan, Rice, Hotpants and Swingin'Dick, Clapper, for perjury, suborning perjury, criminal malfeasance, sedition, (etc.)........

Yah, that guy.

So instead of concentrating on known criminals, he prefers to concentrate on YOU.

The Justice Department is asking Congress for the power to ask chief judges to detain people indefinitely, without trial, in "emergencies."...

Well, there are terrorists out there, right?  When we know about them, we should have some flexibility, especially now, right?

How do you define "flexibility"?

...The proposal would also grant those top judges broad authority to pause court proceedings during emergencies. It would apply to “any statutes or rules of procedure otherwise affecting pre-arrest, post-arrest, pre-trial, trial, and post-trial procedures in criminal and juvenile proceedings and all civil process and proceedings,” according to draft legislative language the department shared with Congress.--quoting Politico
Apparently Barr thinks he's a linear successor to Abe Lincoln, too!

...What about habeas corpus?

“Not only would it be a violation of that, but it says ‘affecting pre-arrest,’” said Norman L. Reimer, the executive director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. “So that means you could be arrested and never brought before a judge until they decide that the emergency or the civil disobedience is over....
Gee, Billy.  Why don't you do the job sitting in front of your face:  the one we described above? 

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