. . . Monday June 28, 2004

Supreme Court Backs Rule of Law (Not of Man)

In a series of major decisions that will help to determine the power of the presidency in times of war, the Supreme Court ruled that so-called enemy combatents (whether American or foreign) who are held on American soil (and yes, Guatanamo is controlled by the U.S. so it counts to) must be able to challenge their detention in American courts.

“Due process demands that a citizen held in the United States as an enemy combatant be given a meaningful opportunity to contest the factual basis for that detention before a neutral decisionmaker.”

Concentration is important!