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."
The dissenters were, predictably, Alito, Roberts, Scalia and Thomas. Once again, we see the damage that stupid, stupid, stupid Democrats did to this country by refusing to filibuster Alito and Roberts.
This is what happens when Democrats put "bi-partisanship" above Constitutional concerns.
Bush will, of course, ignore this ruling. The Democratic leadership will, of course, continue to look the other way, ignoring THEIR oath to defend the Constitution.
Are you paying attention Senator Hagan?