4 Mar. 2007

Hicks lawyer faces removal from case

If you have been following the news of politicaly-motivated DoJ sackings at TPM, you'll know that David Hicks' lawyer is not the first outspoken US truth-seeker to face premature dismissal:
Colonel Davis has accused Major Mori of breaching Article 88 of the US military code, which relates to using contemptuous language towards the president, vice-president, and secretary of defence. Penalties for breaching the code include jail and the loss of employment and entitlements.

Major Mori denied he had done anything improper but said the accusations left him with an inherent conflict of interest.

"It can't help but raise an issue of whether any further representation of David and his wellbeing could be tainted by a concern for my own legal wellbeing," Major Mori told the Herald. "David Hicks needs counsel who is not tainted by these allegations."

Major Mori, who has been to Australia seven times, will seek legal advice.
PS: I am pleased to advise that this TPM post on Hicks was prompted by an email from yours truly (even if I didn't get a link).