Friday, July 09, 2004

Top Pentagon Officials Conspire to Circumvent Supreme Court

As well as federal law and the Geneva Conventions.

Despite pledging yearly reviews for all prisoners held by the U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Pentagon officials tentatively agreed during a high-level meeting last month to deny that process to some detainees and to keep their existence secret "for intelligence reasons," senior defense officials said Thursday.

Under the proposal, some prisoners would in effect be kept off public records and away from the scrutiny of lawyers and judges.

From the LA Times.

UPDATE: Balta is on it, too.