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Supreme Court rules military tribunals illegal

June 29th, 2006 (12:14 pm)

Just spotted on the BBC:

The US Supreme Court has ruled that the Bush administration does not have the authority to try terrorism suspects by military tribunal.

Of course, the Administration hasn't responded to the ruling yet (they need time to read the decision); they'll probably try to wiggle out of it.


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Posted by: Justin du Coeur (jducoeur)
Posted at: June 30th, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Expected response:

No -- the ones he appointed toed his line. (Well, Alito did; Roberts recused himself.)

Really, I believe this was his entire agenda in his Supreme Court nominations. Everyone got focused on how the candidates felt about conservative litmus tests, and whether they were diehard anti-abortionists, and so on -- all of which completely missed the point. Bush cared mainly about one issue: whether the candidates believed in the Imperial Presidency. It's a tragedy that this didn't get hammered on in the hearings...

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