The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called the decision a “victory for objective justice”. Political Islam has the hardest and wildest last laugh.
COURT GIVES DETAINEES HABEAS RIGHTS (SCOTUS blog) hat tip van
FOOKIN NUTS! Perhaps Americans will begin to understand what a liberal Supreme court actually means - not in thought- but in deed. Jihadis, enemy combatants, killers of Americans and our soldiers are being granted constitutional rights. This is as ugly and sick as the Dred Scot SCOTUS decision.
Kathryn Lopez over at NRO writes, Make Me President of the Scalia Fan-Club
hat tip lovely Larwyn
From the decision today: After describing a passage from the last round of GTMO cases, where the court had said that the president has to consult with Congress on how to deal with the detainees, he writes: "Turns out they were just kidding."
Macranger: Liberal Half of Supremes Give Victory to Terrorists Liberal Half of Supremes Give Victory to Terrorists (UPDATE): Lawyer for Osama bin Laden's ex-driver to seek dismissal of charges at Guantanamo!
For credit reference the next attack on America, cite Kennedy, Souter, Ginsberg and Stevens, who decided today to rewrite the constitution decide that terrorists have the same rights as Americans.
"The 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.
In its third rebuke of the Bush administration's treatment of prisoners, the court ruled 5-4 that the government is violating the rights of prisoners being held indefinitely and without charges at the U.S. naval base in Cuba. The court's liberal justices were in the majority.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the court, said, "The laws and Constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in extraordinary times."
Kennedy said federal judges could ultimately order some detainees to be released, but that such orders would depend on security concerns and other circumstances.
It was not immediately clear whether this ruling, unlike the first two, would lead to prompt hearings for the detainees, some of whom have been held more than 6 years. Roughly 270 men remain at the island prison, classified as enemy combatants and held on suspicion of terrorism or links to al-Qaida and the Taliban.
The administration opened the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to hold enemy combatants, people suspected of ties to al-Qaida or the Taliban.
The Guantanamo prison has been harshly criticized at home and abroad for the detentions themselves and the aggressive interrogations that were conducted there.
The court said not only that the detainees have rights under the Constitution, but that the system the administration has put in place to classify them as enemy combatants and review those decisions is inadequate.
The administration had argued first that the detainees have no rights. But it also contended that the classification and review process was a sufficient substitute for the civilian court hearings that the detainees seek.
In dissent, Chief Justice John Roberts criticized his colleagues for striking down what he called "the most generous set of procedural protections ever afforded aliens detained by this country as enemy combatants."
Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas also dissented.
Scalia said the nation is "at war with radical Islamists" and that the court's decision "will make the war harder on us. It will almost certainly cause more Americans to be killed."
Here here Justice Scalia! Indeed, if there were ever a case for the people of the United States to remove Justices from the Supreme Court this is it. Let's hope that Federal Judges do release these terrorists and they come and settle down - innocent babes as they are - the neighborhoods of these four clowns.
Of course as Ed notes, "This will probably derail the hearings that had just begun at Gitmo for six members of the 9/11 conspiracy. By granting the unlawful combatants habeas corpus, the court has now eliminated the main reason for the military tribunal system — and for that matter, Gitmo itself. If the detainees can access American courts, they may as well be held on American soil."
Er, that would be Khalid Shaikh Mohammed the mastermind of 9/11. How does that make you feel America? If this killer gets his case taken to US Courts get ready for the circus instead of the noose that he deserves.
By the way, in the case of an out of control system of justice the people have the right to take back the Nation. That too is in the constitution.
CAIR IS DANCING.
In a statement, CAIR National Director Tahra Goraya said:
"Today's Supreme Court decision is a victory for objective justice. Once again, the Bush administration’s weak assertion that its heavy-handed detention policy operates within the law has not found support in our nation’s highest court.
“As with the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act of 2006 was passed quickly without proper congressional debate. The repeated lack of appropriate legislative process and administrative double dealing has proven to be damaging to our nation.
“The prison facility at Guantanamo Bay is a legal and public relations embarrassment for our country and should be promptly closed.”
UPDATE: Bruce over at Democracy Project: Guantanamo Detainees Next Supreme Court Case
UPDATE: SCOTUS AIDS AND ABETS TERRORISM Lock n Load
UPDATE: THe Other Cheek laments: SOLD OUT!