Monday, June 28, 2004

Good News from the U.S. Supreme Court


I am moved nearly to tears this morning by the Court's decisions in Hamdi and Rasul (The Guantanamo Detainee case). I have thought for a number of weeks that the outcome of these cases was, to a certain extent, obvious, although in my mind Hamdi (and Padilla, not yet decided), are much more obvious than Rasul. Nevertheless, I am very relieved and proud of the vibrancy of our system when I see how it stands up to a Constitutional challenge that, in my opinion, threatened to undercut the separation of powers. That separation is not so fragile as I had feared.

Perhaps I am being too dramatic.

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