Friday, June 13, 2008

Boumediene Dissents

Yesterday's Supreme Court decision concerning Gitmo detainees brought on some exceptionally scathing dissents by Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Scalia (Justices Thomas and Alito also dissenting). I can't say I understand all the legal aspects, but it seems like something very significant has happened to our nation's ability to conduct war and take prisoners, all this while not actually improving the lot of current detainees and at the expense of twisting our Constitution into a self-defeating pretzel.

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