View Full Version : Scotus Kills Habeas

Lauren Johnson
06-11-2012, 03:29 PM

Posted on June 11, 2012 (http://www.emptywheel.net/2012/06/11/scotus-kills-habeas-corpus/) by emptywheel (http://www.emptywheel.net/author/emptywheel/)
SCOTUS has just declined to take all seven of the pending Gitmo habeas corpus petitions, including Latif and Uthman.
This effectively kills habeas corpus.
Consider what SCOTUS just blessed:

Holding a person indefinitely for being in the wrong place at the wrong time–including a school, a road, and a guest house–where suspect people are.
Holding a person indefinitely based on an admittedly error-ridden report the government wrote up itself.
Holding a person indefinitely based on pattern analysis.
Completely upending the role of District Court judges in the fact-finding process.

Albert Doyle
06-11-2012, 03:51 PM
The Bush administration was all about installing military power over democracy.

Time for a Constitutional refurbishment.