Monday, June 23, 2008

Another point goes to the rule of law

In the ongoing battle of bu$h v western civilization, western civilization scored another small victory today. In today's ruling, in the case of Parhat v Gates, the high court found that the petitioner, Huzaifa Parhat, was incorrectly classified as an enemy combatant and directed the United States to immediately release or transfer Parhat from detention at Guantanamo Bay, or expeditiously set up a new tribunal that meets the criteria set forth by the court. The court also stated that its disposition was without prejudice to Parhat's right to seek release immediately through a writ of habeas corpus in the district court, pursuant to the Supreme Court's decision in Boumediene v. Bush.

The text of the opinion contains classified information, and a redacted version is being prepared for public release. We will be watching for it.

We aren't in favor of letting terrorists walk free, but we are in favor of making damned sure we have the right people locked up, so we are always excited when the rule of law wins a round, especially after the beating it's taken for the last eight years.


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