Thursday, June 29, 2006
Court Rejects Guantanamo War Crimes Trials
The Bush administration overstepped its authority in ordering a military war crimes trial for a Guantanamo Bay detainee, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled. The decision came in the case of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a former bodyguard and driver for al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden. Dahlia Lithwick and Alex Chadwick discusses what the ruling means for detainees. Listen to the segment.
Monday, June 26, 2006
Court Rules on Campaign Spending, Death Penalty
A divided U.S. Supreme Court rules on cases involving campaign-finance reform and the death penalty. Justices rejected a Vermont law that limited how much money a candidate can raise or spend. They upheld a Kansas law mandating a death sentence if evidence for and against the punishment appear equal. Madeleine Brand speaks with Dahlia Lithwick about the latest rulings. Listen to the segment.