Posted by: wantpeacework4justice | June 13, 2008

Boumediene v. Bush

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Bush Administration’s attempt to block Guantánamo prisoners from challenging their detentions in a legitimate court. They announced that the detainees are entitled to the Constitutional right of habeas corpus, and that the Bush Administration’s regime for labeling them “unlawful enemy combatants” is unconstitutional.

A writ of habeus corpus is “[a] writ employed to bring a person before a court, most frequently to ensure that the party’s imprisonment or detention is not illegal”).

You can read the opinion here:  (Boumedeine v. Bush) –


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