Judge Kennedy gets cold feet.
He’s doing the moonwalk my dear reader. Is he really jerking us out or what? From Findlaw, the results or lack of them..of todays Torture Tapes hearing:
US judge seems wary of opening inquiry into destruction of CIA interrogation videos
(AP) – WASHINGTON-A federal judge appeared reluctant Friday to investigate the destruction of CIA interrogation videotapes while the U.S. Justice Department is conducting its own inquiry.
U.S. District Judge Henry H. Kennedy is considering whether to delve into the matter and, if so, how deeply. The Bush administration is urging him not to act while it investigates.
“Why should the court not permit the Department of Justice to do just that?” Kennedy asked at a court hearing Friday.
Because Judge, the Justice Dept is one bunch of corrupt bags of batshit dude..seriously.
Edit: The NYT has this money quote from one of the Gitmo Lawyers, David H. Remes:
“Plainly, the government wants only foxes guarding the henhouse,” he asserted in his motion. Considering the government’s behavior so far, Mr. Remes argued, the Justice Department is not entitled to a presumption that it will do the right thing.