Subpoena to be quashed like a bug...
January 4, 2007 03:23 PM
The attorney representing several anti-war protestors here in Hamilton County plan to subpoena Donald Rumsfeld and Congressman Steve Chabot.
They want to "put the war on trial." They want to present a "necessity defense."* What they're going to get is Judge Stockdale throttling their attorney.
The funniest part is the press release from some of the defendants, which begins,
CINCINNATI—Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will be a key witness in the trial of five local anti-war protesters.
Um. No. He will not be a key witness, because he won't be here. What they may get, though, is a few gullible reporters at their press conference, which is in front of the courthouse tomorrow afternoon.
*The necessity defense is actually a viable defense in criminal cases, but certainly is not under these circumstances.