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The federal judge to pull if you’re a “terrorist”

Posted by Ron Coleman on December 10, 2007

Above The Law quotes an email from the Hon. Matthew Kennelly of the Northern District of Illinois regarding a local rule requiring the lowering of a flag when a serviceman or woman residing in the court’s jurisdiction is killed in the line of duty:

Matthew Kennelly/ILND/07/USCOURTS
12/10/2007 10:40 AM

To: Annette Panter
cc: ILNDml_Eastern Division
Re: Fw: Amendment to U.S. Flag Code, Public Law 110-41

Not to be flip about it, but since we appear to be in a war-without-end against “terrorism” (or “terror,” as the Pres. ungramatically [sic] puts it), we may well never see another flag at full-staff in our lifetimes.

“Terrorism,” see — in scare quotes.

Defendants:  Next time you’re shopping for a grammatically savvy “judge” in your “terrorism” case, do what you can to pull Judge Kennelly.  Brought to you by President Bill Clinton.

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One Response to “The federal judge to pull if you’re a “terrorist””

  1. Well, yes scare quote: Terror is scary…

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