Originally Posted by Zeitgeist
G-r-a-h-a-m So, it's a cracker conspiracy, eh?
Thursday, September 21st, 2006
Worries About “Secret Evidence” in Iranian Courts!!
Lindsey Grahem expressed his concerns this weekend on Face the Nation with a concern that Iran could use secret evidence against an American:
What if the Iranians gave him a lawyer, and allowed the lawyer to look at the evidence the jury had, but would not allow the lawyer to talk to the agent about the case against him? What would we do if the Iranians sentenced an American to death based on evidence the American never saw? We would go crazy.
Senator Grahem, what do you think of trial rights for “Americans” in The United Kingdom:
Basically they use a secret pre-trial process as a way to get around the problem of what you do with highly sensitive evidence that the security services wouldn’t want to reveal to suspects - either because of what they will learn about national security issues, or about the techniques that the security services use to gather information.
The courts would use special security-vetted lawyers and judges to assemble and hear a pre-trial process based on the secretly obtained evidence to see whether there is a basis for a normal trial.
Suspects would know what they are charged with, but they would not see the evidence that has been assembled against them. If there is enough evidence to go to a trial, the Government does not have to disclose how it got the evidence.
I thought liberals like McCain and Justice Kennedy liked to quote European Laws? It looks to me like the United States is “behind the curve.”