Welp it looks like torturing people isn't a good idea. It's not as if they wouldn't just detain this guy in guantanamo for the rest of his life even if he was found not guilty.
Still, this demonstrates the danger we pose to our justice system by employing tactics such as torture.
The government had acknowledged it learned about the witness from the defendant, Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, while he was being interrogated while being held in a secret overseas jail run by the Central Intelligence Agency.After releasing his decision, the judge delayed the trial’s opening until next Tuesday, giving the government time to adjust its strategy or to appeal the ruling, although it was not immediately clear if prosecutors would appeal.
“The court has not reached this conclusion lightly,” Judge Kaplan said as he read his order from the bench. “It is acutely aware of the perilous nature of the world in which we live. But the Constitution is the rock upon which our nation rests. We must follow it not only when it is convenient, but when fear and danger beckon in a different direction. To do less would diminish us and undermine the foundation upon which we stand.”