Another Supreme Court Smackdown

Slate's blog on legal issues.
June 12 2008 10:44 AM

Another Supreme Court Smackdown

This just in via SCOTUSblog —the Supreme Court decided today in a 5-4 opinion that detainees at Guantanamo Bay could bring petitions for habeas corpus in federal district court. As Jeff Toobin just said on CNN, this marks the third time (more if you count each individual opinion) that the Supreme Court has taken the Bush administration to the woodshed over its detention and interrogation regime.  More analysis to follow ...

Phillip Carter is an Iraq veteran who now directs the veterans research program at the Center for a New American Security.