A mess of legalities

Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick reviews Omar Khadr’s legal situation here and in the United States. And, as she notes, all three hours and 42 minutes of Friday’s fascinating Supreme Court hearings can now be seen here.

Lithwick notes the intervention of Simon V. Potter, an impressive performance I forgot to mention on Friday. Mr. Potter, a Scot apparently, chose to deliver his remarks in fluent French, answered questions in English, and managed to do both with the commanding presence of a Shakespearean stage actor.

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