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Posted by Water Modem 2012-05-07 00:07||
Posted by Water Modem 2012-05-07 00:08||
#3 If you swore an Oath and had faith in the Military system, this must be an eye opener. Do not tell me POTUS has not corrupted the system almost beyond repair.
Posted by newc 2012-05-07 00:18||
#4 Boy Howdy,
I've sat on a couple of General Courts Martial and I guarantee you the mean old SOB Colonels that normally chaired those things would have told her to STFU in those exact words and to sit down and not say another word unless it was pertinent to the case.
Good Lord the tenacles of the lefts appropriation of law schools throughout the US has hit the Military.
Maybe we could have her flogged since she was not being appropriately respectful to the Presiding officer?
Posted by Bill Clinton 2012-05-07 00:49||
#5 How about tar & feathers, missi?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-05-07 00:52||
#6 Well you know the saying...
If your eyes offend thee.... pluck them out.
(however I think that is from the Bible...)
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-05-07 01:18||
#7 Gitmo being a Navy base, keel-hauling would be the appropriate sanction. But let's get to the Islamo-point: what is this woman doing outside, unaccompanied by a male relative? Git in the kitchen and make us some falafal, woman!
Posted by SteveS 2012-05-07 01:20||
#8 Your clients appearances offend me, honey. I think they'd look better with bullet holes in their foreheads.
And...oh, yeah. Go suck ass.
Posted by tu3031 2012-05-07 01:26||
#9 #3 If you swore an Oath and had faith in the Military system, this must be an eye opener. Do not tell me POTUS has not corrupted the system almost beyond repair.
Posted by newc
It began long before Obama, but he's behind the wheel in the victory lap.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-05-07 07:18||
Cheryl Bormann is an attorney from Chicago best known for defending Waleed bin Attash during his trial before the Guantanamo military commission in 2012. Bormann studied law at Loyola University Chicago. From 2008 through 2011 she headed the Capital Trial Assistant Unit at the Illinois State Appellate Defender, the state agency responsible for providing legal assistance to defendants in death penalty cases in Illinois. The abolition of the death penalty in Illinois in 2011 rendered Bormann's position redundant.
Posted by Steve White 2012-05-07 08:17||
#14 More from the Chicago-Kent Law School
Adjunct Faculty Biographies Cheryl T. Bormann
Joined the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender: 1989 Joined its leadership: 2003
Cheryl Bormann is an Attorney Supervisor at the Third Municipal District, Rolling Meadows Criminal Courthouse. As the only representative of Office leadership at Rolling Meadows, Cheryl supervises the work of 18 Assistant Public Defenders, who staff both felony and misdemeanor courtrooms. Cheryls duties include, in addition to administering day-to-day supervision, all the responsibilities that would normally adhere to being a work site Chief ensuring the proper staffing and handling of all courtrooms and cases, acting as a liaison between the Office and other agencies, and attending regular meetings with judges and other court personnel. Cheryl also maintains her own active caseload which primarily consists of capital and noncapital homicide cases.
Cheryl is certified by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve as lead counsel in death penalty trials as a member of the Capital Litigation Trial Bar. She is also an active speaker and teacher. At Loyola University School of Law, she was an adjunct professor where she has served as head coach of the Philip Corboy trial team. Cheryl teaches trial advocacy for the annual program sponsored by the Office of the State Appellate Defender. She is a frequent lecturer for many local bar associations on the subject of criminal law. Cheryl is actively involved with the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago, where she volunteers her time teaching public school students.
Cheryl became an Attorney Supervisor in 2003. Before serving in her current position, Cheryl was an Attorney Supervisor at the Sixth Municipal District, Markham Criminal Courthouse. This is Cheryls second time working for the Public Defender. When Cheryl first joined in the Office in 1989, she worked as an Assistant Public Defender at the Juvenile Justice Division. After four years, she transferred to the Felony Trial Division at 26th Street. She briefly left the Office in 1999, and maintained a private practice specializing in serious criminal defense litigation, but then returned to the Office in 2003. Cheryl has defended clients in excess of 50 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials, many of those facing murder and capital murder charges.
Cheryl received both her Bachelors degree and law degree from Loyola University.
Posted by Steve White 2012-05-07 08:22||
#15 It would appear that Ms. Bormann is a true progressive believer. Loyola Law and Chicago Kent are mid second-tier law schools (#67 and #61 respectively).
How she went from defending death penalty-eligible thugs in Chicago to Gitmo is an interesting question.
Posted by Steve White 2012-05-07 08:30||
#16 Coupla possibilities here.
One is the clowns are convicted but there is an appeal based on the failure of other women to wear hijabs in court unfairly prejudiced, or demonstrated existing prejudice and islamophobia.
That's a win, even if the appeal is refused. It goes into the record books as persecution of Muslims by the rotten US.
Or, the women on the prosecution team start dressing "appropriately" and that's a win because the entire US military is buffaloed by the fear of being accused of islamophobia--again, see Hasan's greased slide to Ft. Hood--and the left laughs. Also ratchets the power of the threat of accusation of islamophobia.
The trial becomes so confused by Ms. Borman and her Stockholmed ilk that it ends up a mistrial.
#17 Appropriate clothing would be that prescribed by the relevant uniform regulations of the applicable service per regulation [e.g. - AR 670-1], per law, per Constitution [Article I, Section 8 Congressional authority to make all laws governing land and naval forces].
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-05-07 10:01||
#18 procopius. You are so twentieth-century. You have no empathy.
#19 Ok, I'm shocked Attash is allowing a Woman to represent him. Seems more the type to charge at her before being beaten by MP's.
Posted by Charles 2012-05-07 10:51||
#20 Perhaps we could interest him in a blindfold.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-05-07 11:53||
#21 Shot him, the lawyer and any other snot nosed twerp that whines about being "offended".
Posted by DarthVader 2012-05-07 12:24||
#22 But I don't respect your client's beliefs, darlin' - I think he's a depraved mass-murderer and follower of a death cult. So LET him be offended, I give not one single damn.
Posted by mojo 2012-05-07 12:46||
#23 I went and read Thisainthell's little liveblog. She actually was in the BACK of the courtroom rather than beside her client! That Judge has the Patience of a Saint to put up with that, among other things.
Posted by Charles 2012-05-07 16:24||
#24 When in Saudi Arabia, you follow the rules there. When in the USA, you follow the rules here. He's messing with us, softening us up, trying to figure out where the lines are so the next guy can take advantage of it. This is crap. Maybe we can accommodate him when it's not inconvenient, but there should be no bending the rules based on anything. When he attacked us he gave himself to our rules if he got caught. This stupid attorney of his needs to stop kissing his feet.
Posted by gorb 2012-05-07 19:20||
#25 I wouldn't worry too much about her "client" sinning. He probably won't see a woman again after his trial is over. He'll face grey empy walls for the next 20 years before he'll meet his destiny in a certain chamber.
I mean, NEVER see a woman again.
as or "respecting" the "beliefs" of her client, this sounds like asking Holocaust surviors to respect zthe Nazi beliefs of Eichmann in that Jerusalem courtroom.
Posted by European Conservative 2012-05-07 19:23||
#26 I've sat on a couple of General Courts Martial and I guarantee you the mean old SOB Colonels that normally chaired those things would have told her to STFU in those exact words and to sit down and not say another word unless it was pertinent to the case.
LOL, totally! I never tried a case before Pohl, so I don't know how squishy he is. Probably a bit twitchy because it's so political and high-profile. I'm just sad it's not Barto. Kind of guy who didn't allow gum-chewing in his courtroom. If he caught you, he'd call a recess, announce what color it was, and require silence so everyone could watch you frantically search for someplace other than your hand or your notepad to dispose of it. There'd be nothing left of Ms. Bormann's ego but a smoking crater.
Posted by RandomJD 2012-05-07 20:28||