Boy George Overruled
George W. Bush’s hand-picked Supreme Court — who picked him for president, how cozy — has ruled against the Fratboy King.
The Bush Court ruled against the military tribunals of SUSPECTED terrorists. Sorry wingnuts, the all-caps bold text is a big word with three syllables. You’ll have to look it up.
The Court ruled that our Caliph still has to comply with American laws and the Geneva Convention. That noise you hear is the sobbing and wailing of thousands of rightwing bloggers. WAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!! We want our police state!
Now the question is: what to do about the 450 prisoners in Guantanamo Bay? Two years ago the Court ruled that Der Fuhrer couldn’t just detain suspects indefinitely without a trial or access to a lawyer. Today’s ruling dealt with Bush’s burning desire to try the suspects by military tribunal.
The Court ruling was 5 to 3. Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented (of course). Chief Justice John Roberts had to abstain from the case.
Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion included “Trial by military commission raises separation-of-powers concerns of the highest order."
The legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights said “It’s certainly a nail in the coffin for the idea that the president can set up these trials.”
Justice Stephen Breyer said that “Congress has not issued the executive a blank check.”
Ain’t that the truth. Today the system worked. Is this a great country or what?!?!?