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 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 is a constitutional guarantee that blocks Congress from suspending habeas corpus.
“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 reads.
What pure unadulterated HORSE SHIT!
I would strongly suggest that the FIVE assholes that ruled the way they did…HOUSE at least 25 of these foul bastards from GITMO…Up close and personal…Like THEIR HOMES!
This could be Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s first chance at a good fuck. She looks like a fucking camel, anyway.
I know I’m preaching to the choir here…BUT, think of the ramifications and consequences should Hussein Obama, win the election. Strike the prior statement from the court record…Make that, MOST of the choir.
A SCOTUS, packed with Leftist’s. One, maybe two with beards and THEIR OWN ROBES.
Females of the U.S….From what I’ve seen in my local area, burka’s would assist you. You will love the “honor killing” thingy. Getting “stoned”….NO NOT that way, sweet chickies.
Males of the U.S….Again, from what I’ve seen in my local area, long beards would assist you. You will love self flagellation. A fair bit of you will NOT miss your heads, anyway.
Would someone please tell, Mr. Kevni
Rubb Rudd, that the U.S. had a prick at GITMO, by the name of Dawood of OZ, (who by the way, should have been DOA) when Dawood of OZ left GITMO, he was still a prick, but a fat one.
Same goes for our little cowboy John Phillip Walker Lindh aka “Jihad Johnnie”. Who certainly had I been there and lived…would have been sent home, with a toe tag.