Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Two More Quickies

When it comes to protecting the public from frivolous lawsuits, this administration has no equals...which explains why it is involved in Anna Nicole Smith's suit over money from her dead millionaire husband's will.

CNN.com - Anna Nicole Smith gets White House boost - Dec 26, 2005
The Bush administration's filings in the case are technical. Without
getting into the details of the family squabble, Solicitor General Paul
Clement said that the justices should protect federal court
jurisdiction in disputes.
Um, yea...so much for state rights, eh?

On more serious news, the CIA is investigating "fewer than 10 cases" where persons may have been caught up in botched "renditions". More here:
The CIA’s independent watchdog is investigating fewer than 10
cases where terrorist suspects may have been mistakenly swept away to
foreign countries by the spy agency, a figure lower than published
reports but enough to raise some concerns.

Some 100 to 150 people have been snatched up since 9/11. Government
officials say the action is reserved for those considered by the CIA to
be the most serious terrorist suspects.
No word on investigations into the kidnapping and possible torture of the 100-140 others. I'm sure Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer will be looking into it since he now has some free time.

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