Monday, September 07, 2009

Al-Kidd v. Ashcroft (9th Cir. - Sept. 4, 2009)

Labor Day. A nice day to sit back and reflect upon one's relationship with work.

For those spending the day at home, it's a good day to reflect upon the importance of friends, family and fun. For those spending the day at work -- as I am -- it's perhaps a good day to reflect upon the values and choices that bring you there. Particularly, the goals that motivate one's decisions: what objectives -- hopefully ones with exceptional value -- you wish to accomplish through your devotion and hard work.

Meanwhile, in other "deep thoughts" for the day, perhaps reflect upon this case. Which was published on Friday, of course -- since neither the state nor federal bench works (at least officially) on Labor Day.

It's about the War On Terror. And a whole lot more.

Judge Milan Smith took almost a year and a half to write the thing. It shows.

Check it out. And enjoy a bright and sunny Monday.