Your humble Agitator is quoted on the front page of the New York Times this morning.
I’ll have more on the general premise of the article later. But I’ll just say in the meantime that it’s awfully odd to hear Ed Meese, of all people, saying things like, “[Conservatives'] tradition has always been to construe criminal laws narrowly to protect people from the power of the state.”
This after all, is a man who as attorney general was once asked why he doesn’t support Miranda warnings and allowing a suspect to have access to a lawyer before he’s questioned by police. Meese’s answer:
“…you don’t have many suspects who are innocent of a crime. That’s contradictory. If a person is innocent of a crime, then he is not a suspect.”