Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Monday, January 31, 2005

Gitmo Tribunals Ruled Illegal

About time. Judge Joyce Green (a Carter appointee) said, "Although this nation unquestionably must take strong action under the leadership of the commander in chief to protect itself against enormous and unprecedented threats, that necessity cannot negate the existence of the most basic fundamental rights for which the people of this country have fought and died for well over two hundred years." Except for, you know, those who send other people to fight and die. (Oh, and take that, Judge Leon.) So, how packed with Adminstration ringers is the DC Court of Appeals, I wonder?