A sharp rebuke from the Supreme Court has not stopped Lindsey Graham from now attempting a third time to broker yet another deal to deny detainees the right to civilian court review.
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Lt. Col. David Frakt said Congress is still behaving unconstitutionally with regard to the right of the Executive branch and the Judiciary to order the release of prisoners from Guantanamo.
It remains an appalling indictment of the Bush administration's detention policies that it took nearly seven years for the case of three Bosnian Algerian Guantanamo inmates to be reviewed.
As with justice, logic is in short supply in the executive's approach to terror suspects, who have been deprived of the protections of the Geneva Conventions to make false confessions.
The US administration's basis for holding prisoners without charge or trial in the "War on Terror" belongs in a fantasy world. At the heart of this fantasy world are the Combatant Status Review Tribunals.
Parhat v. Gates is another significant challenge to executive overreach. Parhat is one of 18 Uighur detainees who fled persecution in China and was arrested in Pakistan with no evidence against him.
Those who cherish historical adherence to the rule of law were delighted to hear that the Supreme Court ruled that prisoners at Guantánamo now have the right to challenge the basis of their detention.
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