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Gitmo detainees

U.S. Will Give All U.S. Detainees Geneva Rights

The White House said this morning that every prisoner in Gitmo and in U.S. military custody everywhere is entitled to Geneva Convention protections. Bush spokesman Tony Snow claimed that this apparent about-face is “not really a reversal of policy,” while admitting that it stems directly from the Supreme Court’s striking down of Bush’s military tribunals.

  • Reminder: This is far from total victory. Constitutional expert Glenn Greenwald reminds us that the Hamdan ruling also removed any conceivable argument to support Bush’s illegal wiretapping programs, and we haven’t heard about any policy shift on that front….

  • Posted on Jul 11, 2006 READ MORE

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    Why is Samuel Alito expected to sail through Senate confirmation when his views are so outrageous? The Associated Press reports that he defended domestic wiretap protections when he worked for the Reagan Justice Department.

    Posted on Dec 23, 2005 READ MORE

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