Seems BushCo might have a bad case of indigestion this evening. From TPMmuckraker we get some lovely news:
And the judicial branch enters the fray.
Much to the administration's chagrin, Judge Henry H. Kennedy Jr. has ordered a hearing on the CIA's destruction of the torture tapes for this Friday at 11 AM.
This IS sweet music to my ears. Judge Kennedy is a Clinton-appointed judge, who also ordered BushCo, back in 2005, to safeguard "all evidence and information regarding the torture, mistreatment, and abuse of detainees now at the United States Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay."
I love you Judge Kennedy..not in that way of course, but as a protector of the constitution and all things anti-torture. Here is hoping you give BushCo major heartburn Friday @ 11am.
Amazingly BushCo opposed this hearing. LOL..like that is friggin news my dear reader. Bush's lawyers argued that the hearing "is both unnecessary and potentially disruptive." Oh please..its all unnecessary according to the Idiot-in-Chief and his minions. Keep us all in the dark and feed us bullshit is their modus operandi. The NYT article goes in depth as to the arguments the Bush administration will use to attempt to get this tossed.
FindLaw has a good writeup on it as well here, plus copies of the court doc's.