In the absence of assurances that such orders are valid and enforceable, the flow of pretrial discovery from the government to criminal defendants in sensitive cases would simply come to a stop.

It's kidnapping, mutilation and rape against children. We all have blood on our hands in letting this go on.

Some people probably are becoming numb to these tragedies. What we call 'compassion fatigue' may be setting in.

Typically we don't respond to U.S. disasters.