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High Court Sides with Guantanamo Detainees Again

From Yahoo via AP:

In its third rebuke of the Bush administration’s treatment of prisoners, the court ruled 5-4 that the government is violating the rights of prisoners being held indefinitely and without charges at the U.S. naval base in Cuba. The court’s liberal justices were in the majority.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the court, said, “The laws and Constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in extraordinary times.”

In dissent, Chief Justice John Roberts criticized his colleagues for striking down what he called “the most generous set of procedural protections ever afforded aliens detained by this country as enemy combatants.”

Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas also dissented.
Scalia said the nation is “at war with radical Islamists” and that the court’s decision “will make the war harder on us. It will almost certainly cause more Americans to be killed.”

Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter and John Paul Stevens joined Kennedy to form the majority.

I’m gonna hold off on passing judgement until I read the opinions. But I’m not too terribly thrilled.



Update (6/16): Suffered through the opinions this weekend. About what I thought. The Supreme Court, in their infinite wisdom, has not helped. I guess there’s gonna have to be a swell in recruiting military police, since they’ll have to essentially arrest our enemies on the battlefield.

Thanks, guys….. -D.


Written by Coby Dillard

June 12, 2008 at 3:57 pm

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    June 12, 2008 at 6:20 pm

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