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Its a start.

Today, the Supreme Court ruled that ripping Habeas Corpus rights from detainees at Gitmo was unconstitutional.

Justices: Gitmo detainees can challenge detention in U.S. courts

Its shocking to me that today's Boumediene v. Bush decision only won 5-4. While this is a victory of sorts, it still saddens me. Scalia, of course, is the prime pig in the bunch: "... (the) nation will live to regret what the court has done today".

No, sir, there are many things I will live to regret about the past eight years. This isn't one of them.

More of Scalia's hate rhetoric.

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charaxinae
Jun. 13th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
i share all of these sentiments -- overwhelmingly relieved that the decision went in the correct direction, and baffled as to why it was such a narrow victory. what is WRONG with those last four people? and how long until someone retires and can be replaced? i hope there's nothing that the Bush camp can do to reverse this. maybe they'll start a Super-Supreme Court while we're asleep, augh! as for Scalia, i can barely stand to type his name, he makes me so nauseous. is he *threatening* us with his words?? 'youse guys are gonna regret this' is how it sounds to these new jersey ears!
alicia_stardust
Jun. 13th, 2008 05:22 am (UTC)
Scalia is a fucking tinfoil hat moron.
cicadaqueen
Jun. 13th, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
Agreed.
gothabillywench
Jun. 13th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
I read about this in the paper today. Kinda casts a pall on the trial of David Hicks (Aussie at Guantanamo) he is victimised & ostrasised now that he's home like you wouldn't believe. My personal jury is still deliberating on his case, as I believe where there's smoke there's fire, that said, it doesn't necassarily make him on par with Mr Bin Laden, nor does the process' in which he ws tried & convicted under any fairer or moral. There are many levels of involvement & complicity... we cannot tar all with the same brush - as seems to be the way at Guantanamo.
goth_hobbit
Jun. 13th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
This is why we need liberal control of the Oval Office, Senate, and House for the next 8+ years. Even before reading the article yesterday, the Grad Student identified all four minority votes. Presidential -- and even Congressional -- decisions have nowhere near the lasting negative impact on the nation that SCOTUS has when it's seriously skewed to the extreme right wing.

(Personally, I'd prefer to see a moderate balance, but if I have to choose a bias to either wing, the left has proven to have the best interests of the country as a whole more firmly in mind.)
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goth_hobbit
Jun. 14th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
I'm convinced that Scalia is actually a cyborg from the same manufacturer as Cheney. He's not cool enough to be a humaniform Cylon. Maybe a prototype Terminator model.

[accent='Austrian']"Your civil rights have been terminated..."[/accent]
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