June 29th, 2006

Scotus Rules Bush Out of Bounds

Breaking News:

For once, Bushco didn’t get what they wanted. Sanity carries the day.

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Bush overstepped his authority in creating 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 the Geneva Convention. — MSNBC

They’re ILLEGAL. Well, duh. I hope this is the first of many smackdowns for the Bush “My Way or the Highway” Administration.

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  1. windspike Says :

    It’s never too late to start the impeachment proceedings.

  2. Tom Harper Says :

    Damn, if only Bush can pack just one more wingnut onto the Supreme Court, he’ll have it made.  The Far Right must be hoping and praying for one more death or “accident” among the liberal justices so they can put in another Bush drone.  Then they’ll have the rubber stamp they need.

    Can’t wait to see all the Far Right bloggers fuming about this.  It’ll be a good read.

  3. ken grandlund Says :

    And with a SCOTUS more aligned with the republican party than it has been in years, no one on the right can cry about activist judges in this case.

    Even more interesting is that the justices overturned a ruling made by then district court judge Roberts (now Chief Justice of the Supreme Court) in smacking back the administration.

  4. Paul Merda Says :

    Yeah!!!  A victory for mankind… 

  5. Jet Netwal Says :

    Correct, Ken. The decision was 5-3; Roberts recused himself from the case. Only Alito, Scalia and Thomas disagreed.

    There are activist judges on the court, the just didn’t prevail today.

  6. The Gun Toting Liberal » Blog Archive » U.S. Supreme Court deals a huge blow to President Bush, The Rumster, and their military tribunals for Gitmo detainees Says :

    […] ***** Our very own co-blogger Jet is rejoicing at Bring It On Technorati Tags:  Bush, current events, detainees, Gitmo, Guantanamo Bay, news, news and politics, politics, President Bush, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, terrorism, terrorists […]

  7. Emmet Says :

    U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ) today issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Hamdan case:

    “We intend to pursue legislation in the Senate granting the Executive Branch the authority to ensure that terrorists can be tried by competent military commissions. Working together, Congress and the administration can draft a fair, suitable, and constitutionally permissible tribunal statute.”

    Oh, and then there’s this:

    Prediction: Bush & Congress Will Override the Supreme Court’s Gitmo Decision (updated)

    By Andrew Cochran

    The news networks are proclaiming that the Supreme Court handed the President a “strong rebuke” in the Hamdan case by declaring the proposed Gitmo trials are illegal under U.S. law and international Geneva conventions.

    Oh, really?

    The decision is actually a huge political gift to President Bush, and the detainees will not be released that easily. The President and GOP leaders will propose a bill to override the decision and keep the terrorists in jail until they are securely transferred to host countries for permanent punishment. The Administration and its allies will release plenty of information on the terrorist acts committed by the detainees for which they were detained (see this great ABC News interview with the Gitmo warden). They will also release information about those terrorist acts committed by Gitmo prisoners after they were released. They will challenge the “judicial interference with national security” and challenge dissenting Congressmen and civil libertarians to either stand with the terrorists or the American people. The Pentagon will continue to release a small number of detainees as circumstances allow. The bill will pass easily and quickly. And if the Supremes invalidate that law, we’ll see another legislative response, and another, until they get it right. Just watch.



    It isn’t over until G.W.B. SAYS it’s over.

    Just a minor set back.  Nothing to worry about!

  8. windspike Says :

    unfortunately for the W, Rove and Co, Emmet, the SCOTUS has the final sayso as to what is the law of the land, no matter how many activists the W, Rove and Co place in there.

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