My friend Spencer Ackerman’s “Morning Joe” appearance this morning took place way too early for me to catch live during a staycation week. Fortunately, thanks to the Internet I was able to watch the clip. And now so are you:
It’s worth emphasizing that as best I can tell the basic conservative view is actually that no criminal suspects are entitled to due process. They didn’t approve of the Miranda ruling or any of the other Supreme Court precedents establishing the rights of the accused. The argument that terrorists, or foreign-born terrorists, or some other sub-class of individuals shouldn’t get those rights isn’t really an argument about terrorists or non-citizens, it’s just a thin edge of a general campaign against the rule of law.