Dahlia Lithwick on Hamdi and Padilla
You can find the piece here.
Long story short: I don't feel like I was unnecessarily overwrought about the worst possible outcome of these cases. Lithwick:
I think today mostly stands for an enormous victory in the efforts to balance tyranny with reason. As a practical matter, I can't imagine how all these future terror trials can possibly work. But as someone largely terrified that today might have ended with a blank check for the chief executive, I think the court got it more right than not. (emphasis mine)
I would have preferred the court came down more on the Scalia/Stevens dissent, since I prefer not to build the executive's war powers on the bricks of individual rights. Nevertheless, this is far preferable to a despotic executive disappearing American citizens.