December 16, 2008

Pro Bono Assistance for Father Justice

This op-ed from WSJ makes an excellent point: defending Club Gitmo detainees is this generation's version of Radical Chic. The piece notes that white shoe law firms devotes almost limitless resources against the sixty or so DOJ attorneys who deal with terrorism cases. It suggests pro bono assistance in reviewing and answering the voluminous amicus briefs filed in these cases. It is almost impossible in my provincial experience to have a rational discussion on detainee detention and interrogation with many lawyers who do not understand the threat we are facing and who do not understand the limits of law and courts in the prosecution of war.

Posted by LMC at December 16, 2008 07:25 AM | TrackBack