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  •  That's my feeling (none)
    We're supposed to have a system of checks and balances with Congressional oversight and a Supreme Court.  In reality Congress has rubber stamped almost everything, including not pressing Ashcroft to release the memos that are now leaking out.  Meanwhile if a Supreme Court justice needs to be replaced, the President, who has declared everything he does as lawful because he makes the laws, nominates a replacement.  

    I just read the NYT magazine piece on Commander Swift defending the detainees at Guantanamo.  When will these people understand it's men and women of integrity and a commitment to the rule of law like Swift who keep this place from coming apart at the seems.  Unfortunately, even he seems doubtful things will resolve well.

    •  THE SC was lied to (none)
      about the torture.

      They aren't going to tkae kindly to that.

      They were also lied to about Gitmo being outside US jurisdiction -- when the memo/es assert the exact opposite.

      No, the SC is not going to rule in Bushit's favor on the claim that "the president is beyond the constraints of the Constitution" as passing Constitutional muster.

      And, of course, they will doubtless recognize that Georgie believes he can even jail SC justices in such as Gitmo.

      A lie is halfway around the world before the truth can get its shoes on. -- Mark Twain

      by jnagarya on Mon Jun 14, 2004 at 01:09:59 AM PDT

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