CSE CSC sends us a link to an article about former Navy officer Matthew H. Diaz who smuggled out a list of Guantanamo detainees for a New York judge so the Left could create a stink for the legal rights of terrorists held there. Apparently, Kansas decided to disbar the little tattle-tale;
There, concerned about the legal and physical treatment of prisoners, Diaz printed out a list in early 2005 of all the detainees and anonymously mailed them to a civil rights lawyer in New York. That lawyer turned them over to the judge handling litigation in the cases of detainees.
After an investigation, Diaz was charged with disclosing classified material. In 2007, he was convicted at a court-martial, dismissed from the Navy and sentenced to six months in prison.
According to the Kansas Supreme Court decision filed Wednesday, Diaz’s concern about the treatment of Guantanamo detainees stemmed in part from what had happened to his father.
When he was a teenager, his father, who worked as a nurse, was charged with 12 counts of murder for injecting patients with a lethal dose of lidocaine.
His father was convicted and sentenced to death but died in prison of natural causes in 2010. Diaz strongly felt that Guantanamo detainees should have the same legal rights to appeal as his father had.
So, the son of a spree-murderer decided that Guantanamo detainees deserved some rights and took it upon himself to circumvent the whole reason they were imprisoned in Guantanamo in the first place. And because he took the law into his own hands, he thought he should should continue to be a lawyer. Diaz was hoping that Kansas would not disbar him so that he could again practice law in New York State, as if there aren’t enough convicted criminals practicing law in New York.