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August 06, 2008



"courts must defer to Congress insofar as it concludes that material support was a war crime at the time of Hamdan’s conduct"

That does not seem a persuasive conclusion for Judge Allred to've reached, since deference to Congress makes it very difficult to enforce the Ex Post Facto Clause *against* Congress.


Allred was looking for law in all the wrong places. He should have Googled Salem and McCarthy. The rationale never changes and it is never seriously questioned until ex post facto - except, of course, by other witches (and familiars), communists(and sympathizers) and terrorists (and material supporters).

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