Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A BIG WIN IN COURT. In the case of Boumediene v. Bush. As one commentator explained

A divided panel of the D.C. Circuit has upheld the Military Commissions Act of 2006 [MCA], which strips federal courts of jurisdiction over Guantanamo detainee cases. Rejecting the detainees’ argument that the MCA does not apply to their cases, Judge Randolph writes that the statutory language could not be clearer, as it is the equivalent of Congress members slamming their fists on the table shouting "When we say ‘all,’ we mean all – without exception!"

The actual decision is here.

Note that Senator Chris Dodd, in conjunction with the ACLU, has introduced the ""Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007," that would rescind the MCA. The Act is not well named. It would not "restore" the Constitution, rather it would for the first time give constitutitonal protections to terrorists and enemy combatants. It is shear insanity.

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