. . . as they should.
Court ruling a blow to Bush, but official says trials to proceed
by Fanny Carrier Fri Jun 13, 8:13 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US Supreme Court ruling that Guantanamo prisoners can challenge their detention in US civilian courts dealt a blow to President George W. Bush, but a senior official said Friday the military trials will continue.
"The laws and constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in extraordinary times," the court said Thursday in its historic ruling, the third blow in four years to the government's case for trying "war on terror" suspects in military tribunals.
"Liberty and security can be reconciled; and in our system they are reconciled within the framework of the law," the court added.
The court ruled by five to four that prisoners in the US military prison in southeastern Cuba "have the constitutional privilege of habeas corpus."
Interestingly, the parts of the dissenting opinions that I read were all about the "security of America," "radical Islamists," "Americans bing killed," etc. Not much mention of the parts of the Constitution of the United States that upholds their opinion that it's ok to keep due process from these prisoners. Ya gotta love those extremist right wing judicial titans.
Oh, and believe it or not, some fill-in for Bill O'Liar on Fox News actually suggested that since the Bushies are lame duck and their public opinion is in the hole anyway, they should simply ignore the Supreme Court of the United States and go on doing their dirty work in Guantanamo as they have been without worrying about pleas for habeas corpus. Yes, the moron really said that the administration should ignore the Supreme Court.
Like one of my all time favorites and quintessential badass once said: "Go ahead, make my day."