DC Courts and Detainee Petitions
Stuart Taylor, the eminent legal affairs columnist for National Journal, writes this week on the vexed issue of the detainee cases. This sentence in particular caught my eye:
So clogged with detainee cases are the federal courts in D.C. that they may not have time to conduct any ordinary civil trials this spring or summer.
Stuart is a very diligent journalist, so I will take him at that – I must admit, although no expert in litigation and procedure, I was startled. (Stuart, if you wanted to fill this in more for us a bit more, I’d certainly be delighted to hear from you.)