Thursday, November 12, 2009

Appealing the Stays

A little reported fact is that most of the men that have been cleared for release by the Obama Administration have had their habeas cases "stayed".... in other words, the Judges are refusing to hear their petitions for habeas corpus. Apparently when the "king" says..."don't worry I am taking care of things" the constitutional right to a habeas hearing (upheld by the Supreme Court in Boumediene) disappears. Many of the men have been cleared since the spring and with the threat of their habeas petitions dissolved the Obama Administration has dragged their collective feet in releasing the men.
Shame on the Judges and on the Obama Administration, although I would not expect the Administration to care about such things, I do expect the judges to do their duty
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