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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.

Re: Torture Tapes,Here comes the Judge…

Seems BushCo might have a bad case of indigestion this evening. From TPMmuckraker we get some lovely news:

Judge Orders Hearing on Destruction of CIA Torture Tapes

And the judicial branch enters the fray.

Much to the administration’s chagrin, Judge Henry H. Kennedy Jr. has ordered a hearing on the CIA’s destruction of the torture tapes for this Friday at 11 AM.

This IS sweet music to my ears. Judge Kennedy is a Clinton-appointed judge, who also ordered BushCo, back in 2005, to safeguard “all evidence and information regarding the torture, mistreatment, and abuse of detainees now at the United States Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay.”

I love you Judge Kennedy..not in that way of course, but as a protector of the constitution and all things anti-torture. Here is hoping you give BushCo major heartburn Friday @ 11am.

Amazingly BushCo opposed this hearing. that is friggin news my dear reader. Bush’s lawyers argued that the hearing “is both unnecessary and potentially disruptive.” Oh please..its all unnecessary according to the Idiot-in-Chief and his minions. Keep us all in the dark and feed us bullshit is their modus operandi. The NYT article goes in depth as to the arguments the Bush administration will use to attempt to get this tossed.

FindLaw has a good writeup on it as well here, plus copies of the court doc’s.

Stay tuned..

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