That's Saturday, DC, noon, Thomas Jefferson Memorial and the world will be dancing along with those in DC.
This is from John Burton's "US Supreme Court protects abuse of material witness warrants" (WSWS):
A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Bush administration attorney general, John Ashcroft, cannot be sued personally for directing federal agents to use “material witness” warrants to round up and jail Muslims during the so-called “war on terror.”
Three liberal justices joined with the high court’s right wing to reverse a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, on the basis that the constitutional limits on the power to arrest and imprison people not suspected of criminal activity is not “clearly established.”
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s majority opinion relies on the same police-state argument put forward by Obama administration lawyers at the oral argument. He wrote that evidence of actual motive is irrelevant so long as federal agents obtain a warrant based on claims that an arrest is necessary to secure testimony for a legal proceeding. (See, “Obama lawyer defends Bush aide against abuse charges”)
Three other right-wing justices, John Roberts, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, joined Scalia’s opinion without reservation. Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy joined the opinion, but wrote separately that there may be other cases where the use of “material witness” warrants might raise constitutional issues.
For more on that topic, you can see Stan's "Supreme Court says we are subjects not citizens" and Betty's "Because the Supreme Court is full of crap."
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