The future of President Bush's controversial military trial system for terror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay has been dealt a potentially terminal blow by the US Supreme Court.WHAT????
In its third rebuke of the Bush Administration's treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, the court ruled that the 270 foreign terror suspects have the right under the US Constitution to challenge their detention in civilian courts on the American mainland.
The 5-4 ruling did not order the military tribunal process to be halted but it could trigger a chaotic rush to civilian courts that in practical terms will leave the question of what to do with men such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the September 11 mastermind, in the hands of the next president.
The court's four conservative justices dissented. Antonin Scalia said America "is at war with radical Islamists" and that the decision "will make the war harder on us. It will almost certainly cause more Americans to be killed".
[ cf Supreme Court ruling cripples Guantanamo trials ]
Hey kids, would Scalia give these powers to Hitlary or a Non-White Person???
Or was I suppose to ask about the strict constructionist position, and how the American Supreme Court RULED that Lincoln's abandonment of Habeus Corpus WAS ILLEGAL!!!
Could it be that Scalia and the rest of the Punters are never too sure when their ideology means that they need to abandon the rule of law, for, well, That Thing They Do...
Thank GOD we Have RoboBushCheney
They don't need no stinking laws from no stinking courts, because they have SUPER Powers!!