Here’s another “little-noticed” provision of the Patriot Act. It takes from judges and gives to the attorney general — Al “The Torturer” Gonzales — the power to fast-track death penalty cases. And you can imagine how much concern HE has for the niceties of evidence, reasonable doubt, execution of the innocent, etc. Yes, new rules will give this lying excuse for attorney general the power over how STATE death row cases are handled. The Texas experience — cue presidential laughter at news of another condemned prisoner heading to the chair — tells you all you need to know.