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Americans Aren't the Only People Who are Due Due Processnew

I really hadn't planned on writing about this decision. It seems so utterly obvious why Guantanamo Bay detainees deserve due process; I just figured it would be argued, re-argued and over-argued a million times in the opinionsphere before I could ever publish a single word about it. Instead, I watched and listened as the right-wing blubbermongers blubbered on about how the court's decision puts the rights of foreign terrorists above the safety of Americans.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Edwin Decker  |  06-26-2008  |  Commentary

The Supreme Court is One Justice Away from Tyrannynew

You can look at the court's decision on Guantanamo this way: We are only one Supreme Court justice away from real tyranny. Sen. John McCain says as president he would appoint justices exactly like Bush's two. Based on his past opposition to torture and Guantanamo, he's probably lying about that, although he joined Bush in denouncing the habeas decision. It is nevertheless a risk worth avoiding.
Arkansas Times  |  Ernest Dumas  |  06-19-2008  |  Commentary

Score: Constitution 5, Gulags 4new

The supreme court's recent decision not only restored habeas-corpus rights to enemy combatants, but gave all of us one our most important civil-liberty victories to date.
Boston Phoenix  |  Harvey Silverglate  |  06-19-2008  |  Civil Liberties

The Rights Fightnew

Jameel Jaffer, director of the ACLU's National Security Program, on the state of liberty in the U.S.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Zane Fischer  |  08-17-2007  |  Civil Liberties

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