Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Defending the Evil Doers

Today the Supreme Court is going to be hearing oral arguments about the Guantanamo defendants. The basic issue is, as I see it, does Bush have the right to lock people up without charges or representation indefinitely?

The basic answer, as I see it, should be rather simple. Sadly, the Supremos are only hearing the more narrow question - do US courts have jurisdiction over this case? But, even that should be a rather simple issue, once we reframe the question - "Does president Bush have the right to declare any piece of rock his personal playground outside of any kind of judicial oversight?"

The Center for Constitutional Rights will be arguing the case.

You can read all about Rasul v. Bush on their website here.