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Illegal: US Supreme Courtís ruling of Torture Bay

The US Supreme Court ruled today that Guantanamo Bay detention/torture centre was illegal (by implication) and the kangaroo military commission established to try the detainees is in breach of the Geneva Convention, well duh! Expert international lawyers stated the plain facts - illegality - of the matter from the start. Who could accuse the 'slow to see daylight' US court system of bias? Surely the principal pillars of American 'justice' could not be influenced by Bush or his neo-cons?
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GW knows its illegal... 30.Jun.2006 06:31

Pravda or Consequences

The administration deliberately waits for a court ruling as a delaying tactic.

We either move to real democracy or those in charge will finish stealing everything of value in our country.

This is the first real smackdown of Bush's "War" persona, tho! 30.Jun.2006 07:53

Styve

Hey,

Apparently, this is the first time that the Bushies have been unable to avoid having the Supreme Court adjudicate such an important and high-profile case in the fabricate War of Terror. Glenn Greenwald's book, How Would a Patriot Act?, examines the tactics BushCo has employed to avoid having the Supreme Court determine the judicial fate of the Padilla and Hamdi cases, both involving elements of terms of detention, if I remember correctly.

Scalia wrote against BushCo in Hamdi case, saying that Bush did not have monarchical right to define Hamdi as an enemy combatant and imprison him indefinitely. Rather than prove their case re- why Hamdi was an enemy combatant and such a grave threat to America, BushCo released him.

In Padilla's case, BushCo preempted Supreme Court consideration of the constitutionality of Padilla's imprisonment, by the week before briefs were due, filing a criminal indictment against him in a federal court. The indictment was vague and unspecific on charges of conspiracy to commit terrorist acts.

Gotta run, but it is a great book and only costs about $10. He really forecast the USSC's reliance on the Youngstown case as precedent, and it was so cool to have read the book and see it play out in life!!

Styve

Sorry for the typos...rushing out the door...slight edit below 30.Jun.2006 11:23

Styve

Apparently, this is the first time that the Bushies have been unable to avoid having the Supreme Court adjudicate such an important and high-profile case in the fabricate d War on Terror. Glenn Greenwald's book, How Would a Patriot Act?, examines the tactics BushCo has employed to avoid having the Supreme Court determine the judicial fate of the Padilla and Hamdi cases, both involving elements of terms of detention, if I remember correctly.

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In Padilla's case, BushCo preempted Supreme Court consideration of the constitutionality of Padilla's imprisonment, the week before briefs were due, filing a criminal indictment against him in a federal court. The indictment was vague and unspecific on charges of conspiracy to commit terrorist acts.