SCOTUS: Building a Bridge to the 18th Century
Don't know about you, but we're still reeling from yesterday's Supreme Court decision that "reaffirm[ed]. . . the fundamental nature of a citizen’s right to be free from involuntary confinement by his own government without due process of law." Pretty edgy stuff. One presidential scholar told the NYT that the administration will just have to learn to live with this radical proposition: "[I]n the world we live in now, it's literally impossible for a president to ignore a Supreme Court decision, no matter how wrong or dangerous he may think it is." Good to hear that. But then again, we had this crazy idea he couldn't ignore the Geneva Convention, either.
HAMDI V. RUMSFELD (03-6696) [Legal Information Institute]