Vive les États-Unis

Vive les États-Unis

Vive les États-Unis

Slate's blog on legal issues.
May 15 2008 11:05 AM

Vive les États-Unis

Also , our point wasn’t to issue any sort of blanket indictment of military justice, or American justice, as a whole. To the contrary. Same government, yes, but very different rules—and in the traditional court systems, it’s the courts that make those rules, not the executive branch. Not so for the tribunals. That was one of the main bases in the first place for Salim Hamdan's suit challenging the commissions in. In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in his favor, Congress got into the act, both verifying the Bush administration's call to establish the tribunals and demanding a higher standard of due process for them. We'll find out in June, presumably, how that sits with the justices.