Trial and terror
June 12, 08, 11:10 am
Filed under: GITMO, Supreme Court, terrorists | Tags: , ,

Score another one for bleeding heart weenies:

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday that foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay have rights under the Constitution to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts.

The justices, in a 5-4 ruling, handed the Bush administration its third setback at the high court since 2004 over its treatment of prisoners who are being held indefinitely and without charges at the U.S. naval base in Cuba.

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion and was joined by Justices John Paul Stevens, Stephen Breyer, David Souter and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Dissenting were Chief Justice John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

“Petitioners have the constitutional privilege of habeas corpus. They are not barred from seeking the writ or invoking the Suspension Clause’s protections because they have been designated as enemy combatants or because of their presence at Guantanamo,” Kennedy wrote.

“The Suspension Clause has full effect at Guantanamo. The government’s argument that the Clause affords petitioners no rights because the United States does not claim sovereignty over the naval station is rejected,” the opinion readers.

And you thought human rights only applied to actual humans. Sorry to sound unsympathetic but… when it comes to the gang at GITMO I have a large hole in my heart where my compassion would normally be… it’s shaped kind of like ground zero.

Keep in mind that is among those who could potentially appeal thanks to the Supreme Court decision is none other than the 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Yes, that hairy blob of sweat who helped 3000 of our citizens meet their demise in one hour can now stand before a judge in a civilian court and claim that the mean old U.S. mistreated him by pouring water in his nose. Where’s my hankee?

As for you lib-weenies who fancy yourselves among the wisest of the wise when you stand up for the rights of detainees… here’s another picture for your GITMO scrapbook:


Full story here.

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Comment by lojah

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Comment by hopperbach

Thanks. I added you too.


Comment by lojah

Much appreciated.

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