Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?

Submission Summary: 0 pending, 4 declined, 0 accepted (4 total, 0.00% accepted)

Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Vermont towns vote to arrest Bush & Cheney (

jay-za writes: "From the article:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Voters in two Vermont towns on Tuesday approved a measure that would instruct police to arrest President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for "crimes against our Constitution," local media reported.

The nonbinding, symbolic measure, passed in Brattleboro and Marlboro in a state known for taking liberal positions on national issues, instructs town police to "extradite them to other authorities that may reasonably contend to prosecute them."
Now I'm by no means an expert on US law, but aren't crimes against the constitution almost the same as terrorism? At least by the current administration's definitions. And if they are, does this mean Bush and Cheney can be arrested and held indefinitely without trial as suspected terrorists? Would they be held in Guantanamo Bay? Would this qualify as a US president visiting Cuba (in Bush' case)? Would they be tortured? Should we care?"

Slashdot Top Deals

The goal of science is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature is to build better mice.