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Supreme Court Will Hear Detainees’ Appeal

From a delighted BBC NEWS:

US court admits Guantanamo cases

The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by Guantanamo Bay detainees that they be allowed to challenge their confinement in federal courts.

The move reverses the court’s decision in April, when it refused to rule on whether the men had a right to take their cases to federal courts.

This latest move is a blow to the US government, which wants the cases to be dealt with by military tribunals alone…

The government last year pushed a law through Congress that prohibited Guantanamo Bay detainees from challenging their confinement in federal courts.

In February this year, an appeals court hearing in the District of Columbia upheld this law.

In April, the US Supreme Court rejected the detainees’ request to hear an appeal on the February ruling.

The detainees’ lawyers said dismissing the cases would be a “profound deprivation” of the prisoners’ rights and urged the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision – a request that has now been granted.

The court is expected to hear the detainees’ cases when it begins a new term in October.

Here we go again.

The terrorists and their enablers will never stop until they have the full rights of US citizens — and more.

The government last year pushed a law through Congress that prohibited Guantanamo Bay detainees from challenging their confinement in federal courts.

Who needs laws when we have judges?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, June 29th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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