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Military Commissions Act partially overturned

12 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
Posted in police, prison, war | 1 Comment »

No sooner do I complete writing a post mentioning one of the most odious pieces of legislation ever devised in the “land of the free” that a faint ray of hope comes through:

From the New York Times:

Justices Rule Terror Suspects Can Appeal in Civilian Courts

WASHINGTON — Foreign terrorism suspects held at the Guantánamo Bay naval base in Cuba have constitutional rights to challenge their detention there in United States courts, the Supreme Court ruled, 5 to 4, on Thursday in a historic decision on the balance between personal liberties and national security.

5 to 4. 5 to 4.

How very far we have fallen.

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