Friday, June 13, 2008

Winds of Change

Are we already feeling the winds of change? Could it be that the Supreme Court actually voted for democracy? It appears so...

From the NYT,

"Foreign terrorism suspects held at the Guantánamo Bay naval base in Cuba have constitutional rights to challenge their detention there in United States courts, the Supreme Court ruled, 5 to 4, on Thursday in a historic decision on the balance between personal liberties and national security."

Of course, the dissenting vote was Alito, Scalia, Roberts and Thomas, you know, the non-activist judges that legislate every GOP issue.
Scalia even added a little kick and claimed that this ruling“will almost certainly cause more Americans to get killed.”

Of course he would say that, but in reality

"The ruling on Thursday focused in large part on the centuries old writ of habeas corpus (“you have the body,” in Latin), a means by which prisoners can challenge their incarceration. Noting that the Constitution provides for suspension of the writ only in times of rebellion or invasion, Justice Kennedy called it “an indispensable mechanism for monitoring the separation of powers.”

Now all we need to is get rid of these conservative wacko's and continue moving forward.


Harriet said...

So first things first. We msut get through a November election, right?