Friday, July 4, 2008


The Bush administration is facing a long, hot summer of fierce litigation over who is, and who isn't, an enemy combatant in the war on terror.

Judges at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., are gearing up for an anticipated influx of habeas corpus petitions filed on behalf of terror suspects being held at the Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, prison camp.

The action was prompted by the US Supreme Court's June 12 ruling that foreign detainees at Guantánamo have the right to force the US government to prove the legality of their ongoing detention to a neutral judge. Many of the detainees have been held at Guantánamo for more than six years. - Christian Science Monitor

The writ shouldn't have to be suspended at all.

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