Monday, December 3, 2007

Bush's executive versus the Supreme Court

Please pay close attention to this development. This pits the Executive branch of government against the Supreme Court, on matters pertaining to rights and justice.
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whether federal judges have jurisdiction to hear cases brought by detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
in Rasul v. Bush in 2004 that federal judges could review the legality of the Guantánamo detentions, rejecting the administration’s position that the detainees’ fate was a question for the executive branch alone?
This third round is potentially the most momentous, because at stake is whether the Supreme Court itself will continue to have a role in defining the balance or whether, as the administration first argued four years ago, the executive branch is to have the final word.

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