Saturday, October 16, 2004
"September 11, 2001...cannot be the day liberty perished in this country," says U.S. Appeals Court 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
News of a decision regarding the constitutionality of the use of metal detectors to search political protesters outside a yearly vigil at the School of the Americas:
[AP, Atlanta, Georgia] A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously Friday that protesters may not be required to pass through metal detectors when they gather next month for a rally against a U.S. training academy for Latin American soldiers..."We cannot simply suspend or restrict civil liberties until the War of Terror is over, because the War on Terror is unlikely ever to be truly over," Judge Gerald Tjoflat wrote for the three-member court. "September 11, 2001, already a day of immeasurable tragedy, cannot be the day liberty perished in this country."
Wise and heartening words, I would say.