The U.S. Supreme Court dealt another blow to Bush’s attempt to usurp the Constitution by ruling that Guantanamo Bay detainees have the right to challenge their detention in civilian courts in the U.S.:
In its third rebuke of the Bush administration’s treatment of prisoners, the court ruled 5-4 that the government is violating the rights of prisoners being held indefinitely and without charges at the U.S. naval base in Cuba. The court’s liberal justices were in the majority.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the court, said, “The laws and Constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in extraordinary times.”
Thank goodness some sanity still exists in this nation.