To me, as a lawyer and a 9/11 widow, DOJ’s announcement today acknowledges the sad defeat of our U.S. Constitution when it comes to 9/11. How truly tragic in my eyes. And you would think that a man who was once a constitutional law professor might feel the same way. Yet, not so much for President Barack Obama who has chosen this great day to announce his billion-dollar campaign for re-election. His slogan asking us to “join in” by writing him a check.
Washington, DC – Families of 9/11 victims asked the Justice Department on Thursday to continue its original plan of prosecuting suspects of the terror attacks in civilian courts. The appeal was in response to comments by Attorney General Eric Holder that a decision on the trial would be made soon. In an open letter, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows urged the attorney general to try the suspects “in federal courts that rely on the U.S. Constitution and the tenets of America’s 200 year-old system of justice.”