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.