Michael van der Galien

What the Law Enforcement Approach Buys You

Posted on January 5 2010 5:00 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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My main objection to trying foreign terrorists in federal district court is dogmatic, not pragmatic. These guys no more deserve access to our federal courts than to our welfare system.

But this is not to minimize the pragmatic arguments against granting such access. Andy McCarthy explains why yesterday’s Fourth Circuit decision upholding the conviction of Zacarias Moussaoui demonstrates that, if Moussaoui had contested his guilt, things might well have turned out very differently…

Read the whole thing at PowerLine.

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