US Inefficiency

[March 2007. I am not sure which papers this was sent to, but I don’t think either printed it.]

It is disturbing to see the Bush administration lagging behind foreign models in terms of judicial efficiency. It took five years to get a guilty plea out of David Hicks. Zinoviev and Kamenev had been in jail only a bit over a year and half before they pleaded guilty (Moscow, August 1936).

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