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  •  Again, from the diary: (0+ / 0-)
    The judge's secret hearing tomorrow was requested by the defense after

        . . .  prosecutor Maj. Ashden Fein . . . said at Feb. 26 hearing that more than half of the government's 141 anticipated witnesses would testify about classified information, necessitating closure of up to 30 percent of the trial.

    •  if the hearing is "secret", then how does raddack (3+ / 0-)
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      or you, for that matter, know it is happening.

      this is a classic example of what i am objecting to in these diaries - all diaries - that use inflammatory words to color the subject being discussed.

      the hearing is CLOSED - a far cry from "secret".  it is being held within an environment that is not open to the public - there are transcripts, lawyers, court reporters (as in transcription) and others who will be present.

      the determination whether or not this information should be released for public perview will be made by the courts.

      or,

      are you suggesting we do away with the legal system entirely?  perhaps we should get rid of all government, too?

      we have a process for examining evidence and material - and it is NOT "secret".

      the use of the term "secret" implies the secret arrests, imprisonment, etc. of other regimes - and, yes, even with the bush administration.

      this is NOT the same, no matter how much raddack tries to make it so.  

      and, if you are defending her deliberate misrepresentation of what is happening, you need to seriously consider your own motivation here.

      EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

      by edrie on Tue May 07, 2013 at 02:50:33 PM PDT

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      •  gaack - teevee influence - not perview - purview (0+ / 0-)

        and even that is the wrong word - i shoulda just said "view".

        smacking my own hand here...

        EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

        by edrie on Tue May 07, 2013 at 03:22:21 PM PDT

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