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That's *Mr.* Chief Justice to You, Chomskies

I got a kick out of this account:

Chief Justice Denies Gitmo Detainees Request

Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday denied a request to step in and prevent cases of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay from being thrown out of court.

Lawyers representing the detainees had argued if the Supreme Court did not intervene 'the goverment no longer will be constrained ... from transferring petitioners from Guantanamo to countries or facilities where they may be tortured or abused...'

Boo freakin' hoo.

Information Source: click here.

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Immigration Prosecutions Bog Down Federal Court System

Illegal immigration-related felony cases are swamping federal courts along the Southwest border, forcing judges there to handle hundreds more cases than their peers elsewhere.

Although the prior Congress drastically increased the number of border patrol officers, the pace of recent law enforcement efforts against illegal immigrants has eclipsed the resources of the local federal court systems. 'The need [for more judges] is really dire. You cannot keep increasing the number of Border Patrol agents but not increasing the number of judges,' said Chief Judge John M. Roll of the District of Arizona.

Hang on a minute. Hold the phone.

Who knew the federal government even arrested illegal immigrants, much less prosecuted them by the thousands in our courts of law???

There's more:

During a push to crack down on illegal immigrants last fall, Customs and Border Protection floated a plan called 'Operation Streamline,' which would have suspended the practice of deporting illegal immigrants and instead would have prosecuted all those arrested for immigration violations in district court. But then New Mexico's federal judges told the Border Patrol they lacked the resources to handle the hundreds of new defendants who would stream into the court system every day.

Wait a minute.

You mean to tell me we can't just wave our magic wands and illegal immigrants will go *poof* and disappear -- like Elizabeth Montgomery did after wiggling her nose on Bewitched?

That there's no switch we can flick and illegals will be teleported out of the country -- like on Star Trek??

That it will require massive amounts of time, effort and, yeah, taxpayer dollars, not to mention various degrees of {gulp} political compromises, to solve this 30-year-old problem????

Sacre bleu.

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On a serious note, you might want to read the entire AP article on which that second note is based. It's got lots of interesting info/insights and certainly by AP standards a decided lack of any obvious anti-Bush agenda.

Comments (12)

"much less prosecuted them ... (Below threshold)

"much less prosecuted them by the thousands in our courts of law???"

Gee Jayson, I guess that blows apart the administrations reasons for firing U.S.A. Carol Lam, so why did they fire her?

Gonzo, you got some 'splaining to do.

I hate to tell you this, bu... (Below threshold)

I hate to tell you this, but being a Chomsky means having loads of personal property, a nice home in Boston and a $1.2 million house in Wellfleet.

Wish I was a Chomsky.

The pseudo-Chomskies are the real idiots who actually do what old Noah preaches.

Frickin' suckers.

So, BarneyG it is your opin... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

So, BarneyG it is your opinion that a US Attorney sould refuse to prosecute illegals until they have crossed the border 13 times? Is that your contention? Or that unless a drug mule is carrying 500 lbs, they need not prosecute? Barney do you understand that these people worked for the President and if they did not do as he asked, he gets to fire them or do you work at a job where you, not your boss decides what your duties are? Are you as dumb as donkey shit?

Hey JasonIf you st... (Below threshold)

Hey Jason

If you start your own blog, might you call it the "Javitz Center"? :-)

This is a real stupid post ... (Below threshold)
dr lava:

This is a real stupid post but it's kinda funny if you read it aloud doing an impersonation of that whiny wanker Glenn Beck.

There is a fine line between sarcasm and sludge...conservatives never quite get it.

"Barney do you understand t... (Below threshold)

"Barney do you understand that these people worked for the President and if they did not do as he asked, he gets to fire them"

Rag, then just fire them and don't lie about it. Again and again and again....

Anyone started a pool on ho... (Below threshold)

Anyone started a pool on how many attorneys will be fired at the Justice Department if a dhimmi's wins the next presidential election? May as well start the pool at 91.

Ahhh. The insurmountable t... (Below threshold)

Ahhh. The insurmountable task of returning the illegal aliens to their homes.

Too bad God himself swept them up and placed them here in the first place. Because, as we know, if getting to leave is humanly impossible or even impractical. Then getting here must have been just as impossible and impractical.

Lie about what, Barney? Th... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Lie about what, Barney? There can be numerous reasons, all are acceptable. None of the firings were to stop an investigation. Unlike when Slick fired 93 to get to 1, you know the guy from Arkansas. The one investigating White Water before Bill was innogerated. Tis the party of the ass which has the propencity to lie, Barney, not the GOP. Kind of like you, Barney.

Scrapiron,It will ... (Below threshold)


It will be more than 91. Reagan, and Clinton both fired them all when they took office. Most new Presidents do that, don't ya know.

The name's Roberts, John Ro... (Below threshold)

The name's Roberts, John Roberts.

"I have a whole bag full of writs marked "Denied" with your name on 'em, Ahmed."

Oh Jayson! How I've missed ... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

Oh Jayson! How I've missed the old "Chomsky" reference! Now you are completely back, my friend.






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