Those Crazy Activist Judges Are At It Again
They’ve gone and given the Gitmo detainees habeas corpus rights! What’s next? Fair trials? Madness!
That said, for my money, the news here is not that the Supreme Court reaffirmed the rule of law and the US Constitution, but that it did it by the scary-thin margin of 5-4, with the four against it being — you guessed it — Scalia, Thomas, Roberts and Alito. Which makes John McCain’s promise to appoint more judges of that stripe just that much more problematic.
Here’s the actual ruling (pdf link).