Thursday, June 29, 2006

Guess We Still Have A Constitution After All

Boy, is George gonna be pissed about this. By the way, the word of the day is "rebuke", be it either sweeping, strong or stunning. NYTimes (06.29.05):
"The Supreme Court today delivered a sweeping rebuke to the Bush administration, ruling that the military tribunals it created to try terror suspects violate both American military law and the Geneva Convention. In a 5-to-3 ruling, the justices also rejected an effort by Congress to strip the court of jurisdiction over habeas corpus appeals by detainees at the prison camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba." Supreme Court Blocks Trials at Guantanamo
"(S)trong rebuke", sez the AP (06.29.06):
"The ruling raises major questions about the legal status of the approximately 450 men still being held at the U.S. military prison in Cuba and exactly how, when and where the administration might pursue the charges against them." Supreme Court Blocks Bush, Gitmo War Trials
"(S)tunning rebuke", sez the Washington Post. Plan B, sez George. AP (06.29.06):
"After a Supreme Court decision overruling war crimes trials for Guantanamo Bay detainees, President Bush suggested Thursday he will ask Congress for approval to try terrorism suspects before military tribunals. 'To the extent that there is latitude to work with the Congress to determine whether or not the military tribunals will be an avenue in which to give people their day in court, we will do so,' he said." Bush Vows to Pursue Detainee War Trials
To the extent there isn't, we're just gonna go ahead and figure out some other way to do it.


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