Ben Cantrick (mackys) wrote,
Ben Cantrick

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[MeFi] SC rules Gitmo military tribunals unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Bush overstepped his authority in ordering military war crimes trials for Guantanamo Bay detainees. The ruling, a rebuke to the administration and its aggressive anti-terror policies, was written by Justice John Paul Stevens, who said the proposed trials were illegal under U.S. law and international Geneva conventions.

In brief comments, Bush said he will work with Congress to get approval to try terrorism suspects before military tribunals.

Yeah, cuz, you know... the law has already been tried before the Supreme Court and found blatantly unconstitutional. So we'll just pass that same law again, and hope the SC is not smart enough to remember the precedent they themselves just set.

What should you do with a president who vows to re-legislate laws that have already been ruled unconstitutional?


(Never mind the fact that the President is not even supposed to be the one who makes laws, since that's Congress's job. The Prez is just there to execute the law that Congress makes. That this administration has no freaking clue about that whole "separation of powers" concept is hardly surprising to anyone.)
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