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    Adam B, YucatanMan

    which is an ugly word, IMHO. Either we are a people of laws or we are not.

    Even if he had normal cognition, the ignoring of a deliberate order for re-trial for these years merits his release. He has been deprived of his black letter Constitutional rights--not a trivial matter or a technicality.

    If he were to kill a loved one, of course I would be angry. But your rights, my rights are not to be parceled out like a favor from the king.

    "I feel like I'm still waiting to meet my true self. I'm assuming it's gonna be in a dark alley and there's gonna be a fight." ---Rachel Maddow

    by never forget 2000 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 02:22:32 PM PST

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