Thursday, June 12, 2008

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gitmo Prisoners (click here for link to opinion)

Court gives detainees habeas rightsThursday, June 12th, 2008 10:08 am Lyle Denniston Print This Post

In a stunning blow to the Bush Administration in its war-on-terrorism policies, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that foreign nationals held at Guantanamo Bay have a right to pursue habeas challenges to their detention. The Court, dividing 5-4, ruled that Congress had not validly taken away habeas rights.


Anonymous said...

Ms. Gorman, I just got an alert from the Wall St. Journal about the Supreme Court Ruling. Well done!!!
Thank you for fighting 'the good fight'.

Mark VV

Diane said...

I'm celebrating right along with you, Candace!

Thanks for all you've done to preserve our democracy.

Mark said...

This is a great day for American constitutionalism. It is shocking, however, that four-ninths of the United States Supreme Court find compelling justification to imprison innocent men (i.e., those who might be exonerated at trial) for life without a constitutionally recognized judicial hearing.

My take on Boumediene v. Bush is posted here.