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Thursday, June 29, 2006


Breaking news: Supreme Court scratches head, remembers Geneva Convention

Just in:
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Bush overstepped his authority in creating military war crimes trials for Guantanamo Bay detainees, a rebuke to the administration and its aggressive anti-terror policies.

Justice John Paul Stevens wrote the opinion, which said the proposed trials were illegal under U.S. law and the Geneva Convention.

The case, one of the most significant involving presidential war powers cases since World War II, was brought by Guantanamo prisoner Salim Ahmed Hamdan, who was a driver for Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan.
Full credit goes to the Center for Constitutional Rights led by Michael Ratner, who have been indefatigable in their efforts to defend the rights of the Guantanamo "detainees" and so many others.

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