American ISIS Suspect Held in Iraq Has Right to Lawyer, Judge Rules

Calling the Trump administration’s position “disingenuous” and “troubling,” a federal judge on Saturday ordered the Pentagon to permit a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union to meet with a United States citizen who has been imprisoned in military custody for three months after being deemed an enemy combatant.

In a novel case pitting the individual rights of citizens against government wartime powers, Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the Federal District Court of the District of Columbia also ordered the Pentagon not to monitor that conversation — and told it not to transfer the man, who is being held in Iraq, until the A.C.L.U. conveys his wishes to her.

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  • tom_billesley

    There’s no requirement to provide a military escort and convoy for this ACLU lawyer is there?

  • Alain

    The insanity of allowing judges to interfere with national security must end. Certainly this female judge knows nothing nor even cares about national security.

  • deplorabledave
    • Bataviawillem

      Judge Shitcan.

  • Steve Lamb

    I hope Justin doesn’t hear about this, or there might be another $10 million of taxpayer dollars handed out.

  • Hard Little Machine

    That’s silly. Is the ACLU going to demand American justice and legal representation for Americans who wander into Iran and North Korea?

    • Alain

      Only for those who are traitors.

      • Hard Little Machine

        Only for those states who are still malleable to them. It’s like passing a law requiring people to jump through hoops regarding guns. Good stuff for people who aren’t prone to break the law anyway. For all the hoodlums, it’s irrelevant.

        How come you never hear the ACLU screaming about Americans are treated by the Mexican legal system?

  • bob e

    Obama & Holder started this shit about trying military
    & war criminals in civilian court .. Bet this be a Negroid judge
    who was appointed by Obama.

  • Gary

    And I thought that canada was the only Nation where its Charter Rights apply to all of the 7,000,000,000+ people outside of canada .

    — Women applying for a 6 months travels VISA to canada used to have to produce a Medical exam that they weren’t pregnant…the SCOC struck that down as Charter Right violation .
    — In 1984 a Tourist didn’t want to leave canada but wanted housing and welfare. A Judge ruled that Tourists were a Minority Group according to the Charter and can not be denied all the Social Services .
    — Canada just handed over $40 million to muslims that got in trouble outside of canada while the SCOC ruled that we are guilty for their bad choices and must pay them for the damages.

    The terrorists now know how the scam our system and get millions to fund more jihad for allah .

    • Yo Mama

      Da Somalis, Pakistanis and da Bangladeshis have been scammin our system for decades an our politishuns and welfare workers hav bin actively supporting dem in dair frauds.