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Argument: Argument thesis  All prisoners, including those at Guantanomo, deserve a habeus corpus hearing.
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Node Text: Supreme Court decides for habeas corpus in Boumediene

A deeply divided Supreme Court yesterday ruled that terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay have a right to seek their release in federal court, delivering a historic rebuke to the Bush administration and Congress for policies that the majority said compromised, in the name of national security, the Constitution's guarantee of liberty.

"The laws and Constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in extraordinary times," Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for a five-member majority clearly impatient that some prisoners have been held for six years without a hearing.
Node Created: Ulysses Berman — 2008-07-09 21:15:03

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