Thursday, June 29, 2006

SCOTUS Gitmo Detainees' Decision

The Supreme Court ruled that Congress did not take away the Court's authority to rule on the military commissions' validity, and then ruled that President Bush did not have authority to set up the tribunals at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and found the commissions illegal under both military justice law and the Geneva Convention.

The opinion is worth reading. What is troubling? The early comments in medialand.

About five minutes after the decision was announced, a nationally syndicated radio host said that perhaps now is the time for President Bush to tell the Supremes that he just won't abide by this decision. Callers chimed in and - to my horror- resoundingly agreed. One said "it's time the President stick it to the Court" (word to that effect) to which the host gleefully agreed. Conservative blogs are saying likewise either in posts or in the comments.

What is next? A suggestion to go to war with SCOTUS?