Did Lindsey Graham and Jon Kyl mislead the Supreme Court?
Addendum, March 31, 1 p.m.: On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an unusual order rejecting the amicus briefs of Sens. Kyl and Graham (as well as Sen. Levin) in another set of Guantanamo cases. The court accepted five other amicus briefs, from organizations and groups of academics. Why don't they want to hear from the senators, who wanted to expound on the legislative history of the Detainee Treatment Act? Hmm. I wonder.
Emily Bazelon is a Slate senior editor and writes about law, family, and kids. Her forthcoming book, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Empathy and Character. Find her at email@example.com or on Facebook or Twitter.
Photograph of Guantanamo detainee on the Slate home page by Pete Souza/Chicago Tribune/KRT Photo.