Thursday, June 29, 2006

Gitmo military trials are goners

The US Supreme Court ruled against the Bush administration in ruling that the government cannot use military trials to prosecute the terror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay.

From AP:

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Bush overstepped his authority in ordering military war crimes trials for Guantanamo Bay detainees, a rebuke to the administration and its aggressive anti-terror policies.

Justice John Paul Stevens wrote the opinion, which said the proposed trials were illegal under U.S. law and Geneva conventions.

Of course, that does not mean that the Gitmo prison is closing.

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