Should Bad Guys Get Due Process in America? (Mark on FOX)
Tony West, the lawyer in the DOJ suit against the unconstitutional Arizona law, is being attacked personally for once representing John Walker Lindh, an American citizen who trained with the Taliban, pled guilty, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Frankly, I don’t get the criticism.Ã‚Â There’s no allegation West has done anything in the slightest that is wrong or unethical, just that he represented a bad guy, which is in the finest American tradition of due process. (John Adams once represented the British Soldier who shot Americans at the “Boston Massacre.”) If no lawyerÃ‚Â had stepped up to represent Lindh, a lawyer would have been required to have been appointed for Lindh under the Sixth Amendment.
Why do conservatives hate our Constitution and the rule of law so much?Ã‚Â If they don’t like our Bill of Rights, they should seek to get rid of it by amending the Constitution.