Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Judge Brownback holds his ground:

Prosecutors have had no luck in reinstating the charges against Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen who was detained as a teenager in Afghanistan. The charges were dismissed in early June when an upstanding military military judge ruled that the military commissions have no jurisdiction over "enemy combatants" because the insidious Military Commissions Act, (which established the commissions system) applies to only "unlawful alien enemy combatants."

"Guantanamo judge rejects charges for Canadian" Reuters (via Ottawa Citizen)