Trashin’ the Constitution on TTT*

It’s *Trash Talkin’ Thursday, and here’s a tidbit out of “Bushzarro world.”

Neocons Endanger the Sixth Amendment
Published on Wednesday, December 27, 2006.
Source: Kurt Nimmo

I don’t know where Amy J. St. Eve received her law degree. Maybe through a mail correspondence course run out of a mail drop in Bibo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Surely, she didn’t attend one of the law colleges here in America. But then, the way things are going, maybe she did. Increasingly, in Bushzarro world, that it to say neocon world, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights do not say what they mean or mean what they say.

“In Chicago, a federal judge recently permitted two Israeli agents to testify anonymously against two men accused of aiding the Palestinian group Hamas, designated by the U.S. as a terrorist organization since 1995. Judge Amy J. St. Eve said that the right to learn a witness’ identity was ‘not absolute’ and that the use of pseudonyms for the Israeli agents was justified because of their assignments,” reports the Los Angeles Times.

St. Eve, obviously, does not have even a rudimentary understanding of the Sixth Amendment. It declares “the accused shall … be confronted with the witnesses against him” and says nothing about protecting witnesses. Reading the amendment, one would deduce that if the accused, for whatever reason, is unable to face his accusers, the state does not have a case.

But then, ever since Reagan, the federal courts have been packed with authoritarian ideologues, social and political troglodytes who have consistently undermined the Bill of Rights at every turn. The U.S. Court of Appeals is rife with this sort, thanks to the diligent work of the Federalist Society and other fascist organizations. Under Bush the Junior, they are rapidly reaching a predictable vertex.

Read the rest here.

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