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  •  oh Cripes the legality of indefinite detention (0+ / 0-)

    before NDAA was the Fourth Circuit upholding Bush's authority to detain Jose Padilla forever, which never went to the Supreme Court because the Neocons didn't have a SCOTUS they liked.  Now they do.  The Neocons, the Liebermans, the Grahams, are who really run things when there is a weak president.

    •  What has changed in the composition of the (0+ / 0-)

      Supreme Court since the Bush administration realized they were going to get slapped back on Padilla?

      Let's see. Two conservative judges replaced by two conservatives. Two liberal judges replaced by two liberal judges. It still all comes down to Kennedy, and he wrote the majority opinion in Boumediene.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      If foreigners in Gitmo have habeas rights (and they do), surely you can't be suggesting that Americans don't?

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