Tuesday, November 29, 2005



Weeks from the arrest of homicidal dictator Saddam Hussain to the first day of his trial: approximately 96

Weeks from the arrest of American citizen Jose Padilla to the filing of the first indictment:
approximately 183

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense. - Amendment VI to the United States Constitution

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