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June 29th, 2004


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12:03 pm - Thank you, Justice O'Connor...
"We have long since made clear that a state of war is not a blank check for the President when it comes to the rights of the Nation's citizens."
—US Supreme Court opinion in Hamdi vs. Rumsfeld [03-6696]

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From:mindways
Date:June 30th, 2004 08:36 am (UTC)
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Interesting read - a 4-justice plurality writing the final decision, with three separate dissenting opinions...

On the bright side, 2 of the 3 dissenting opinions (for a total of 4 of the 5 dissenting justices) also fall on the "No, the government can't just lock you away" side.

Justice Thomas' opinion is scary, though.

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