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Ashcroft Is Denied Immunity in Case

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posted on Sep, 29 2006 @ 04:39 AM
An Idaho Federal Judge ruled that Ashcroft can be held personally liable for arresting a US citizen as a witness on a terrorist case. apparently the guy was held in 3 or 4 different states. Ok John where's George when you need him the most, after all you wouldn't be in this mess if not for Bush and Cheney,

A federal judge in Idaho has ruled that former attorney general John D. Ashcroft can be held personally responsible for the wrongful detention of a U.S. citizen arrested as a "material witness" in a terrorism case.

U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge, in a ruling issued late Wednesday, dismissed claims by the Justice Department that Ashcroft and other officials should be granted immunity from claims by a former star college football player arrested at Dulles International Airport in 2003.

Attorneys for the plaintiff in the civil suit, Abdullah al-Kidd, said the decision raises the possibility that Ashcroft could be forced to testify or turn over records about the government's use of the material witness law, a cornerstone of its controversial legal strategy after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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posted on Sep, 5 2009 @ 11:16 PM
Yes, score one for the constitution.
We have no evidence you did any thing wrong so we will grab you and hold you as a witness.
I hope this wakes up all prosecutors.

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