Wednesday, December 21, 2005

This is what 'ethical' looks like

Judge resigns from FISA Court:

Quoting colleagues of Robertson, the Post said the judge had indicated he was concerned that information gained from the warrantless surveillance under Bush's program subsequently could have been used to obtain warrants under the FISA program.

Robertson was appointed a federal judge by President Clinton in 1994. Chief Justice William Rehnquist later appointed Robertson to the FISA court as well.

Robertson has been critical of the Bush administration's treatment of detainees at the U.S. naval prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, most memorably in a decision that sidetracked the president's system of military tribunals to put some detainees on trial.

Judge James Robertson: I don't know you, but I hold you in high regard. Your actions have shown that you take your oath to uphold our laws seriously, even to your own professional detriment, and for that I salute you.


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