Upon what meat does this our Caesar feed that he is grown so great?

The latest development in the Moussaoui case (*) has my head spinning.

A federal judge has ordered that he be given access to a witness he claims can help prove his innocence, and the Justice Department has refused. The betting seems to be that the judge will dismiss the case, and that Moussaoui will then be tried instead by a military tribunal.

I’m no expert in Constitutional law, but is the Administration really prepared to assert that a the President can, by Executive Order, overrule both the Compulsory Process Clause and the Double Jeopardy Clause? Any reader more learned than I who can provide clarification is invited to do so.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com