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SCotUS: Gitmo Prisoners have rights.

June 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Via the AP:

The Supreme Court has ruled that foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay have rights under the Constitution to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts. The justices, in a 5-4 ruling Thursday, handed the Bush administration its third setback at the high court since 2004 over its treatment of prisoners who are being held indefinitely and without charges at the U.S. naval base in Cuba.

I’m still looking for who the swing vote was, but good news regardless.

[Update] Much love for this from Justice Kennedy:

“The laws and Constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in extraordinary times.”


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