Thursday, June 12, 2008

Activist Judges!

Habeas returns

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay have rights under the Constitution to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts.

The justices handed the Bush administration its third setback at the high court since 2004 over its treatment of prisoners who are being held indefinitely and without charges at the U.S. naval base in Cuba. The vote was 5-4, with the court’s liberal justices 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."

1 comment:

  1. Jason
    please check out my recent posts i hope to be on with tom and ryan monday but i would love to get your feed back on this subject both on my blogg and the for the people blogg also thankyou for breaking down the tax plans its nice to have it right there in front of you