Day: November 1, 2007

How to Try a Terrorist

Judge Coughenour nails it. We should be trying terrorists in criminal court instead of in extra-legal proceedings. In 2001, I presided over the trial of Ahmed Ressam, the confessed Algerian terrorist, for his role in a plot to bomb Los…

Working Girl

Newsflash: Women can’t win in the workplace. Don’t get angry. But do take charge. Be nice. But not too nice. Speak up. But don’t seem like you talk too much. Never, ever dress sexy. Make sure to inspire your colleagues…

Rape, bigotry and Dubai

A 15-year-old French boy who was gang-raped in Dubai is taking on the Emirates’ criminal justice system by trying to get his attackers prosecuted. And so far, he’s not having much success. The authorities not only discouraged Alex from pressing…

Here’s an idea:

If you don’t want American officials to be prosecuted for torture, then don’t tell them to torture people. Mr. Mukasey, 66, a retired federal judge from New York, referred to the criminal liability issue several times in nearly 180 pages…