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Terror justice delayed:
Judge Rips Fed Cut$

New York Post, by Bruce Golding

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Posted By:Drive, 4/9/2013 8:10:08 AM

A New York judge yesterday blasted federal “sequestration” cuts, calling it “stunning” that they could force him to delay the start of a terrorism trial for Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law. Manhattan federal Judge Lewis Kaplan appeared flabbergasted when a defense lawyer for Sulaiman Abu Ghaith said mandatory work furloughs would make it “very difficult to be ready” for trial by September. Kaplan began calling the situation “ironic” before noting that was “not exactly the right word.” “It’s extremely troublesome to contemplate the possibility of a case of this nature being delayed by sequestration,” Kaplan said.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: John c, 4/9/2013 8:16:29 AM     (No. 9266515)

A two percent cut which hasn´t taken effect yet.
Those fools think we are also.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cartcart, 4/9/2013 8:48:27 AM     (No. 9266548)

it is a two percent cut in the INCREASE. This judge is an idiot.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 4/9/2013 9:39:33 AM     (No. 9266619)

Not got much respect for judges anyway. We are forced to let them whine about the lack of a few dollars. They are not worth what they get now.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: sg, 4/9/2013 10:05:51 AM     (No. 9266670)

It´s the public defender´s office that has a 20% budget cut (go figure that, if the sequester is 2.5%). Be that as it may, if the defense attorneys need to take 27 days off, then they won´t be ready for trial by September. It´s not the judge´s fault at all. In fact,if he pressed ahead, the defense could legitimately argue it didn´t have time to prepare and could win on appeal.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lylacat, 4/9/2013 10:15:14 AM     (No. 9266692)

I am so tired of these people not doing their job and then blaming it on the sequester cuts. 0bama closes the white house so there are no tours for the school children, yet he and Michelle find millions of dollars to host an all star party at the white house. 0bama finds a million to fly off on a two day golf outing. Michelle has found millions to host her next birthday party. Michelle found millions to fly her girls to an expensive amusement park and in the same week another million to fly them to a posh Sun Valley resort. Just shut up and do your jobs, the money seems to be there for everything this crew wants to do.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Salt5792, 4/9/2013 10:51:21 AM     (No. 9266773)

T.S., Kaplan.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 4/9/2013 11:19:02 AM     (No. 9266836)

Justice delayed? Let´s talk about the court martial of that bearded Army officer down in Fort Hood.

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