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    Jesterfox, desordre remplir, DSPS owl

    probably the most important part of the Supreme Court's opinion in Hamdan.

    The laws on the books certainly played a role in Hamdan, but what was really at issue was the breadth of presidential war powers.  It was a classic Youngstown Steel look at the president's inherent powers at a time of war.  Bush claimed they were essentially limitless.  The Supreme Court strongly disagreed.

    This has obvious relevance to the numerous other programs the administration has justified with this broad (and now rejected) assertion of presidential war powers.

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