Thursday, December 18, 2003

Blasted from Both Coasts

Two influential U.S. courts dealt a double blow to the Bush administration's anti-terror policies on Thursday by ruling the government was violating the civil rights of so-called "enemy combatants" held in a South Carolina navy prison and at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Okay, in truth, neither decision will have any immediate impact as both will likely (the Guantanamo case certainly) be decided by Rehnquist and the Supremes. But just knowing the Ninth and Second Circuit Courts are out there checking the unbalanced power of the current administration is comforting. Besides, it really has to irritate the unelectable one and that's got to be worth something.


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