The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Thursday, June 29, 2006

SCOTUS: Bush plan illegal. Bush: I can get around it.

Scalia, Thomas and Alito were the justices who dissented in the decision, with Roberts not casting a vote due to his prior involvement in the case. He had previously sided with the administration in Hamdan v Rumsfeld.

The court declared 5-3 that the trials for 10 foreign terror suspects violate U.S. law and the Geneva conventions.

The ruling raises major questions about the legal status of the approximately 450 men still being held at the U.S. military prison in Cuba and exactly how, when and where the administration might pursue the charges against them.

Bush's astounding response, which highlights his disregard for the decision and portrays the court's non-ideologues as pro-terrorist:

Bush said there might still be a way to work with Congress to sanction military tribunals for detainees and the American people should know the ruling "won't cause killers to be put out on the street."