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12/07/2005 Archived Entry: "Sami Al-Arian acquitted of most charges"

I THINK IT'S ENCOURAGING that the government's case was built on The UnPatriot Act and the defense case (such as it was) was based solely on the right to free speech. And a jury simply didn't buy the government line -- even with the magical word "terrorism" being invoked.

I don't agree with Sami Al-Arian's views. But locking people up for their views is a lot worse than holding such views. The government seems to be having a lot of trouble with these flimsy "terrorism" cases.

Posted by Claire @ 10:45 AM CST

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