IIRC, the panty bomber got access to a lawyer within a day or so, and once he lawyered up they got a lot less intel out of him. There was some criticism of this, since he was a foreign national and wasn't entitled to constitutional rights (not looking to debate that one, that's just what I remember being said). There was also a lot of criticism about trying 9/11 terrorists in a criminal court in NYC, remember that? Maybe this is a reaction to having been thought of as too "soft" on terror. Plus, there seems to have been an assumption by the cops that she was a foreigner, asking if she spoke English and all. Sorry I'm not better describing all this, I'm kind of dopey this morning. Didn't sleep well last night thinking about this one.