Originally Posted by 3stratman
FTA:The defense attorney who wore a traditional Islamic outfit during the rowdy arraignment of the accused Sept. 11 terrorists is defending her courtroom appeal that other women in the room wear more "appropriate" clothing to the proceedings -- out of respect for her client's Muslim beliefs.
Cheryl Bormann, counsel for defendant Walid bin Attash, attended the arraignment Saturday dressed in a hijab, apparently because her client insisted on it. She further requested that the court order other women to follow that example so that the defendants do not have to avert their eyes "for fear of committing a sin under their faith."
At a press conference Sunday at Guantanamo Bay, Bormann said she dresses in a hijab at "all times" when she meets with her client "out of respect" for his beliefs. Asked why she requested other women do the same, Bormann said, "When you're on trial for your life, you need to be focused."
Bormann, who is not Muslim, claimed the issue came up several years ago, when a paralegal wore "very short skirts" and it became a distraction for the defendants. She said that on Saturday, "somebody" was also dressed "in a way that was not in keeping with my client's religious beliefs."
"If because of someone's religious beliefs, they can't focus when somebody in the courtroom is dressed in a particular way, I feel it is incumbent upon myself as a counsel to point that out and ask for some consideration from the prosecution," she said. "Suffice to say it was distracting to members of the accused."
First thing I thought when I heard this news was that the proceedings should held by a 100% female staff, including judge - and they should all be naked.
"defendants" to have eyelids removed and heads fixed to framework that prevents any movement.
Super bonus if we can get Janet Reno and her slipping nipple in there. Fuck these assholes. Though "We're supposed to hold ourselves to a higher standard than our enemies" - this would STILL be far less cruel than hacking someone's head off while filming it - just because they are an American. Fuck these assholes.
Wait, did I say that already?
Fuck these assholes.