Monday, January 16, 2006

Translator's Conviction Raises Legal Concerns

Annals of the Patriot Act. How will this look in the cold light of history?
Translator's Conviction Raises Legal Concerns: "A month after the trial, a female juror wrote to U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl, complaining that fellow jurors talked of terrorist attacks and their desire to teach the defendants a lesson. 'They had an agenda,' Juror 39 told The Washington Post in her first interview. 'People are so fearful that if you disagree with the government on one thing it makes you a terrorist.
'I have to plead guilty to being a coward,' Juror 39, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said of her vote to convict. 'It doesn't feel good, but I punked out.'"

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