On the Supreme Court and Detainees

The Supreme Court issued a stinging rebuke to the Bush Administration and its policy of classifying detainees as “enemy combatants,” stripping them of legal rights.

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court says that detainees held at Guantanamo Bay and other military prisons have the right of habeas corpus to challenge their detentions. Also, the military commissions established by Congress and the Military Commissions Act do not meet constitutional muster.

This marks the third time the Supreme Court has told the Bush Administration, “You cannot do what you are doing.” Though not in those exact words.

Let’s hope that Bush and his administration finally get the message.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

2 thoughts on “On the Supreme Court and Detainees

  1. If I’m picking a fight in a bar, and even my best buddies won’t back me up… I’m likely wrong.

  2. Gee… I wonder who the four who voted against basic human rights and centuries of precident were. Hhmmmmmm…..

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