drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,

Once there was Judicial Activists Legislating From The Bench....

... but now we are making new Progress:
The ruling allows military prosecutors to address a legal flaw that had ground the prosecutions to a halt. The decision, by a three-judge panel of a newly formed military appeals court, was an important victory for the government in its protracted efforts to begin prosecuting some of the 340 detainees at Guantánamo.

The legal flaw involved a requirement by Congress that before the detainees could be tried in military tribunals, they had to be formally declared “alien unlawful enemy combatants.” The problem for prosecutors was that while the detainees had been found by a military panel to be enemy combatants, they had not been specifically found to be unlawful.

[ cf Court Advances Military Trials for Detainees ]
I'll wait for the slow readers to catch up.....

Are we there yet?

Ok, so american troops in Iraq are "enemy combatants" IN Iraq, presuming that iraq is an independent nation.

The armed contractors, such as BlackWater Army, are merely “alien unlawful enemy combatants.” assuming that Iraq is both an independent nation, and it is actually a nation in a war thingie...

Ah yes, but fortunately, in america, where we have 'freedom', the government is allowed to empannel any sort of court like thingiePooh, and especially when it feels that there is a need to make things look like they were law like thingiePoohs, rather than say, well just doing stuff, because, the government has been granted special powers by the Special Codical Of Special Powers for a Holy Trinity, and the blessed virgin HanoiAnnie Coulter, in a time of transferring the tax liabilities.....

Oh yes, america, the land of the true believer persons...
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